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Church closures due to Covid-19

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With the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all going through a difficult and uncertain time.  In order to protect ourselves and our larger community, the Board of Trustees and the staff are in … read more.

Church Cancellation for Covid-19

Dear Emerson Members and Friends,

After careful deliberation, we have decided that we are cancelling all church activities for this coming Saturday and Sunday (3/14 and 3/15.)  We have made this decision because it seems to be the wisest and most compassionate course of … read more.

Knowing the nature nearby

Behold, a peafowl tree!

My collegial book group recently read Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. I did not agree with every one of the author’s points, but I was intrigued by the idea of intimately getting to know the place where … read more.

Possibilities and freedom

I don’t know about you, but I love the coming of the new year – the possibilities are delicious.

Yet those same possibilities can be overwhelming—we want to do ALL the things, which, even if it were feasible, would be exhausting and likely … read more.

Giving praise

This post originally appeared in our November Emersonian newsletter.

Raising up the next generation is not unlike navigating a minefield – so many opportunities for explosive missteps. Do this – but not too much of it. Don’t do that, unless…

One of the most wrought pieces, … read more.

Choices seem easier on sunny days…

Yes, that’s my recycling bin, beginning to float away…

I’m writing this on Thursday, September 19th, as my street, and many across southeast Texas, are filled with water from Tropical Storm Imelda. A friend posts on Facebook – Whose idea was it to … read more.

Affirmations to go!

Earlier in August, we embraced the affirming spirit of the Queer Eye team, writing simple messages to share with one another. Here’s a sampling – try one or two on for size!

You are awesome! As is.

You are a good person – just the way you … read more.