Vol 8 Issue 2

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Wisdom & Wondering
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This Issue


Thoughts on “Food, Family, Friends, and Faith: Celebrating
the Holidays!” >>

Interview with Dr. Nancy Whitt, Quaker/

Grandmother’s Fruitcake Family>>

The Cup >>


A Sign of Communion>>

Wisdom and Wanderings>>


Christmas Traditions and Transitions>>

Sensory Christmas Traditions>>

An Interview with Rabbi Jonathan Miller, Temple Emanu-El>>

Wisdom & Wondering

Family Changes>>


Advent I>>

Advent II>>


Thanksgiving, Every Day >>

Ode to Christmas Past >>



ecumininet online! Staff

Janine C. Hagan
Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief

Janine is a “Pathfinder.” She is a Certified Associate Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is the FaithShapes! ® consultant for discovering, healing, envisioning, designing/developing, and communicating new “paths” for Christian faith and life.  Janine holds certificates in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary and in Youth and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the President of Spiritual Systems, Inc. at www.faithshapes.com and is the designer and developer for all FaithShapes!® and ecumininet™ products and services. Janine can be reached at Janine@ecumininet.co


Janine C. Hagan

Amy Bremers
Children's Editor

Amy Bremers is a writer and college instructor with as background as an associate children’s editor. She is also an animal lover, especially when it comes to rabbits. Amy lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. Amy can be emailed at ashleypipkin@hotmail.com.



Don C. Hagan
Contributing Photographer

Don is a nuclear engineer and an avid cyclist. Both of his undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Georgia Tech. Don and Janine have two grown sons and live in Birmingham, Alabama. He can be contacted at DCHAGAN@southernco.com.




Don C. Hagan

Rick Rector
Web Site Designer

Rick has two Certified Internet Webmaster certifications. He is the owner of Atomic Pixels Design in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been designing and building web sites since 1999. Rick also has a degree in Radiology Technology and works in the CT/MRI department at a local hospital in Birmingham. Rick attends one of the largest non-denominational churches in the city. You can email Rick at rlr46@hotmail.com


Rick Rector

Dan Williams
Multi-Media Journalism Consultant

Dan is a professor at Lyndon State College in Vermont and is now teaching after a quarter century of journalism in the United States and abroad. He has worked with CNN International, WSB and CNN in Atlanta, as well as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany. Dan has a BA in journalism from Kansas State University and an MA in journalism from Ohio State University. E-mail Dan at danielwms@aol.com.



Dan Williams

Ira Mitchell
Contributing Photographer
Ira is a retired landscape designer. He splits his time between Utah and Alabama. With eleven national parks within a day's drive of Salt Lake City, there are plenty of photo opportunities.



Anni Macht Gibson
Poet In Residence

Anni Gibson splits her time between Cincinnati, OH and Traverse City, MI. Her first volume of poetry, Unfinished, was published in 2007. Her work also has been published in several literary journals. Anni’s background is as a marketing manager for Procter and Gamble, where she retired in 2001 to devote more time to writing. In addition to writing and teaching creative writing, she is currently working as a market researcher and pursuing her MFA at Farleigh Dickinson University.



Anni Macht Gibson



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