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New Beginnings

We all have had and will continue to have a multitude of new beginnings. Which means there must be new endings. Jobs, marriages, divorces, graduations, children, natural disasters, unnatural disasters, girlfriends and boyfriends. A long list for sure.

New beginnings bring emotions that run the gamut from utter bliss to utter despair. Fortunately our lives aren’t swinging like an overwound…

More Information about Pipes

On the piano, you are only able to sound one note at a time. The organ is vastly different. By playing one note, I can play upwards of 3-6 notes at the same time, depending on the stops and couplings.

As mentioned before, the organ pipes are divided into two categories: flues and reeds. The flues are divided into a few sound descriptions. First, the principal voices, which are not…

Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

I’m Lisa Hughes, the new secretary for Salem Lutheran Church. Originally from Texas, I consider myself to be a Kansan, since I have lived here more than half of my life. (I came to Kansas in 1987.) I moved to Wyandotte County in 1998. I live in a community of Kansas City, Kansas, called Turner with my husband, Ralph; 18-year old son, Peter; 28-year old stepdaughter, Hannah; and fur baby, Jack.

Things are Changing in Koinonia!


I just wanted to give an update on how things are changing here at the Koinonia building! We have moved the crosses from the church to the building. The big one from the sanctuary is now hanging in K-Hall. The rose cross…

Whose Leadership Are You Grateful For?

I am, without a doubt, my father’s child. He was a teacher, performer, extreme optimist and extrovert. I strive to be more like my mother. She is a therapist, devoted to helping others, amazing listener and supporter. My parents taught me to bloom where I’m planted, weigh pros and cons before a decision, always follow through, and joyfully love family and friends.

My other mentors were…

A New Normal

What interesting new challenges we’re facing. For me, meeting current clients and prospective clients virtually is challenging. And that will likely continue. But I’ve learned from past experiences that I like new challenges. No, I won’t be training for an Ironman or bodybuilding event … but the time at home is an opportunity to improve our lives. I’m going to dust off my drawing tablet…

How Do We Celebrate the 4th of July in 2020?

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
— Matthew 11:28-30

I think that as we prepare for this holiday, it comes with burdens. For some folks, having…

Pipes vs. Speaker

Remember when electric cars became popular, and they added a feature that alluded many consumers? No? They purposefully added artificial engine noises to the vehicles. This was added for safety purposes. Still, it was added because we are naturally used to hearing the sound of an engine revved as we hum along our way.

Well, what if I told you that our very own organ has tricks up her sleeves.…

Be Still and Know that I am God

Psalm 46:10 reads, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”

In the midst of conflict and the unknown we are best served when we open our thoughts up to the understanding that we can at any moment step back. That we can become at any moment, willing. That we can at any moment let go of controlling outcomes. We are no longer the…

Doing Justice

God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
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