Category: Lenore Three Stars

Changing the Narrative

By Lenore ThreeStars Fall is so nice, except for the holidays.  I made it through Halloween with nary an Indian war whoop at my door, and then through the odious Columbus Day lie – thank goodness next year it will be Indigenous People’s Day.  But now, it’s almost time for grocery sack war bonnets, the…

Honor Unci Maka

By Lenore ThreeStars My takoja (grandchild in Lakota) came out of preschool proudly carrying a tiny cucumber plant that she grew in class from a seed. She said they celebrated Earth Day. “Oh, you honored Unci Maka!” (Lakota for Grandmother Earth) Her eyes grew wide as she associated what she did in class with what…

We Are All Related

By Lenore ThreeStars One of the new things I learned when I became a Christian at the age of 30 was, “This world is not our home, we’re only passing through it until we get to our real home, heaven.” I understood that this viewpoint was meant to offer hope when the pain of this…

Single and Retired

By Lenore Three Stars I’ve been single most of my life, except for five tumultuous years that left me with the blessing of a son.  By careless choice, I had years of careless, short-term relationships that left me empty.  When I was 30, I became a head-over-heels believer, a new creation ready to follow Jesus…

A Rare Quality

By Lenore Three Stars One question I often heard as a leadership coach for women ministries was, “How do we bridge the generation gap?” Since I had come to faith as a 30-year old Lakota woman, I didn’t readily grasp that church cultures often experienced a frustrating disconnect between the younger and senior women, and…