- By popular request I have used a larger font for this Sunday Letter. I will not know if I was successful until posting the Published Sunday Letter. Word Press is not as simple as a Word document.
** Beth and I replaced our 10 yr. old IPhone 7’s with IPhone 12’s. The technology changes are a challenge for me, the slower “to get it” of the two.
- An Observation & Comment: In the past decades so many have exhibited the political will and empowerment of others to make significant changes in voting rights, access to education, and changes in employment and housing opportunities. Beginning in 2022 and increasing in 2023, there are determined strategies being implemented in state and national agendas to restrict or implement the reversal of Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity (DIE). Books we are no longer allowed to read, questions and standards we cannot ask or implement, proposals to shift public funds to private schools and projects that punish churches who advance the role of women. So, in these days 1) pay attention, 2) be an advocate, don’t be passive, and 3) act on who and what you Value.
** From President Jimmy Carter, age 98: “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America. “
- Updated research on companies implementing a 4-day, 32-hour week. These studies document an increase in productivity. employee enjoyment, and lower turnover. My thoughts went to those of us with 24-hour domestic violence shelters and sexual assault services. Although the challenges are different, I would have liked to work toward the same outcome goals for a different employment base.
** Following being baptized, Jesus made a left turn and into the Wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights to fast and to face temptations (Matthew 4). Aaron Roberts, quarterback for the NFL Green Bay Packers made his own left turn into his own Wilderness, a 4-day Darkness Retreat. Why did Roger’s choose a Wilderness darkness, what reflections came to him, and what will he do and be in his return to light and the presence of others? Where might your “into the Wilderness be? Would this experience of “away time” appeal to you (given family, work, obligations)? If you will, please share with others your own Wilderness story.
Roy, one who appreciates the Light of Now