Following in the Footsteps of a Texas Artist

I’m taking every opportunity to wrack up more adventures. After all, how can you write a blog entitled, “The Adventures of a Modern Day Church Lady,” if you stay put?…

Thankful for Asylum Seekers

I wasn’t looking forward to Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was the first major holiday since my mother, Marion Wetzel, died in May, two days after her 91st birthday. I was certain Thanksgiving…

Cross Cultural Illumination #1: It is a Cat-Dog

Dinner with two recent Ethiopian Asylees shine a light on Americans’ curious personification of pets.  One of the most puzzling American habits to those new the USA is our treatment…

The Modern Church Lady Lenten Reboot Challenge

It’s that time of year again when the Modern Church Lady takes time to reboot and refresh: Last year, my Lenten series “Marie Kondo Does Lent” explored how stripping away…