• A Week with Dad in My Father’s World: The Galápagos Islands

    By Sandra Glahn—  At age 88, my husband’s father had never been to South America. So last year, he had me put together a bucket-list trip for the three of us that included Machu Picchu (Peru), Iguazu...

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  • In Luther’s Footsteps: 500 Years Later
    In Luther’s Footsteps: 500 Years Later

    By Sandra Glahn – A renewal of soul and body can result from engaging, rather than disconnecting from, our history. Ancient pilgrims agreed, exploring sacred spaces to experience transformation. As the five-hundredth anniversary of the start of...

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  • Christmas According to Paul
    Christmas According to Paul

    By Sandra Glahn, PhD – Often when we read biblical accounts of the first Advent, we go to the Gospels especially Luke 2 (“And there were shepherds abiding in their fields…”), which is great. These accounts provide the...

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  • One Person’s Junk…

    By Sandra Glahn− If the new year has brought with it a desire to get more organized, why not dispose of items in a way that benefits others or at least has the least effect on the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • The Hallmark of a Good Gift: Caring Enough To Send The Very Best

    By Sandra Glahn− A Christmas Message from Genesis 4 It’s Christmastime—a season when company buffets of roast beef and honey-baked ham end with white elephant exchanges. Elementary schools hold food drives and Salvation Army volunteers patiently wait...

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  • What No One Tells You About Short-Term Mission Trips

     By Sandra Glahn – Researchers estimate that more than a million people per year take short-term mission trips (STMs).  Some say that in the 13- to 17-year-old bracket, that number is closer to two million. When I...

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  • The Widow of Nain and Her Interruption

    By Sandra Glahn – Like the mansion “Downton Abbey,” the setting itself played such a role in Shunem’s story that it functioned almost as an independent character. Shunem’s people took pride in its heritage: About 800 years...

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  • How to Influence the “Secular Media”

    By Sandra Glahn – A Gallup Poll revealed last September that “Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year.” A full 60% of us have “little or no trust in the mass media to report the news...

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    Jordan’s Dead Sea Resorts: Pamper Body and Soul

    By Sandra Glahn – What do you get when you mix mineral-rich waters, thermal sulfur springs, therapeutic mud, a dry, sunny climate and soul-altering sites? If you guessed the Dead Sea area of Jordan, you answered correctly....

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Ten Steps to a Saner Christmas

    By Sandra Glahn – It doesn’t have to happen again—the insane pace, the big-dollar debt, and the no-time-for-the-main-thing rush in the hustle and bustle. With a little forethought, about 30 minutes today, you can get it right...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • In Honor of 9/11-Make for Manhattan

    By Sandra Glahn – I think I’ve made something like seven trips to New York City. Our like-a-daughter friend, Amanda, lives and works in Manhattan as an event planner, so we have a great excuse to visit....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Keep Your Dream Trip From Turning Into a Nightmare

    By Sandra Glahn – Have you begun the planning for a trip that you’ve dreamed about for months, maybe years? Make sure the trip doesn’t turn into a nightmare from an oversight or mistake that so many international travelers make...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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