Safe Person Pins — emblems of compassion and courage

In the first ten days following the 2016 Presidential election, the rights group Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 867 hate incidents. A vicious and bigoted Presidential campaign had unleashed an epidemic of hate crimes and hate speech. Several incidents have occurred in my own community in suburban Pittsburgh, including a young man of Indian descent who was subjected … More Safe Person Pins — emblems of compassion and courage

Why did I name my shop “Sadie’s Bethel Beadery”? Or, do you have any idea how hard it is to come up with an original name for an Etsy shop?

When I was a pastor one of the most difficult and unrewarding parts of preaching was coming up with a sermon title. (So I stopped giving them titles. Problem solved.) When I was setting up my Etsy shop I must have tried out a dozen clever shop names — Beauty and the Beads, Art and … More Why did I name my shop “Sadie’s Bethel Beadery”? Or, do you have any idea how hard it is to come up with an original name for an Etsy shop?