Author Archives: Sue Edison-Swift

2015 Thanksgiving Card

Click on the family picture to enlarge the panel and read through the card. To download, print and share the Advent/Christmas devotional booklet mentioned above, save this PDF and print double sided, flipping on the short edge. To print out just the prayer … Continue reading

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Come, Lord Jesus

Come, Lord Jesus: Devotions, Prayer Journal and Prayerful Coloring for Advent and Christmas is a booklet I created for and with Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS).  It includes seven devotions linked to the Sunday before Advent, the four Sundays of Advent, … Continue reading

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Life-Changing Grace

Since 1985, every year on October 9, I remember a terrible-wonderful time of healing and abundant grace upon grace. The first time I told the story was in the December 1986 issue of Family Computing magazine. On October 9, 2010, “Life-changing … Continue reading

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Let Go and Let God

Graphic: Kathryn Brewer /The Lutheran As a piece of popular theology, “Let go and let God” is trite and profound, hurtful and helpful. It is hurtful when served with a side of “get over it already” or “you just have … Continue reading

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A transformational act

On the last day of the NGO Forum on Women (Beijing, China, 1995), I witnessed a transformational act. It had been an empowering, world expanding 10 days. I listened to women wanting to be both faithful and feminist, demanding full … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas Greetings e-Edition

December 2014 Dearests, We jumped on a Thanksgiving-weekend promotion to create this Christmas card, to double as a “We’ve Moved” announcement.  The e-edition you are reading now offers additional “hyphenated life” news.   While setting up the tripod for the … Continue reading

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2014 Edison-Swift Christmas Card

Greetings from Paul and Sue, pictured here with Annie and Sean, Walter (3 in October), Sally (1 in August) and Hank-the-Dog. This card doubles as a “We’ve Moved” announcement. In June, we bought a house. Our new address: 617 Chadwick … Continue reading

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AKA Chili

Tomato Soup with Hamburger, Sweet Potato and Beans AKA Sue’s Chili On Facebook, I announced my first soup – making in the new house: chili with diced sweet potato. When asked for the recipe I was undaunted even though I … Continue reading

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God is a he (lowercase)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” —John 3:16 NRSV Why Not Capitalize the Godly He?* 1.       Because pronouns for God are … Continue reading

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Piggies

Daughter Annie, grandson Walter and granddaughter Sally stayed with us over the weekend. Sleeping on a cot in our bedroom, Walter (2.5 years) woke up sobbing at 2 a.m. “The PIGGIES!” he wailed. “I’m scared of the piggies!” “You’re having … Continue reading

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