When I was seven years old, my mother sat me down to tell me that my younger brother and I had been adopted. She told me it meant that we were special, that we had been chosen, and that she and my father had longed so deeply for children that they had worked many years to have them. My mother’s words made me regret only one thing – I felt sorry for my friends who weren’t adopted.
Students of all ages and ethnicities sat around two large tables, reading in pairs or groups, and working diligently on worksheets. Everyone in the room came from different countries and backgrounds, but they were all there for the same reason, to learn English. For many of the students, this was their first classroom experience.
While it has been months since Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee took their devastating toll on Eastern Pennsylvania, Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) is still helping those who are struggling to recover. A generous grant of $30,000 from the Evangelical Church in America is helping LDR, a service of Liberty Lutheran, continue their long term disaster recovery efforts in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Larry Exner, a resident at Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler can tell you a lot about the weather. During World War II he was stationed at an Air Base just south of Oxford, England, where his job was to analyze the weather, determine if it was safe for flights to take off, and plan their safest route. Continue reading →
Many of us are preparing to celebrate our nation’s independence this week. Summer weather, cooking on the grill and time with family and friends are the perfect ingredients for a memorable day. In 1776 when we first celebrated this day and the signing of the Declaration of Independence a mere 2. 5 million people lived in ths country. (Historical Statistics for the US). This year an estimated 311.7 million people will celebrate July Fourth! (www.census.gov) Continue reading →