A Christmas thank-you from The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (December 24, 2021) – Lansing is a diverse community, and the holiday season is a time of diverse celebrations. My own faith traditions involve evangelical church services, Bible readings from the second chapter of Luke, and exchanging gifts in reminiscence of treasures that were brought to the Christ-child.

Those traditions seem “normal” to me, so it’s easy for me to assume that everyone celebrates the same way I do. But working for The Lansing Journal gives me daily opportunities to interact with people whose traditions, experiences, and perspectives are different from mine. It’s a great joy to be part of a community where people are not threatened by those differences and instead choose to be curious. It’s a joy to discover that underneath our different traditions, there are a lot of shared values.

This Christmas, I want to thank you for being part of our Lansing Journal family. Thank you for reading the news we publish. Thank you for interacting with it online and in person. Thank you for supporting it with financial gifts.

The good news is, your readership and support and encouragement make it possible for us to make this information available to all people. Anyone who wants to can stay informed and connected.

Thank you for joining us in building community in our little corner of the world.

Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Feliz Navidad!
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