Detail of a repaired Torah scroll showing the hand-lettered Hebrew progressing from right to left in vegetable ink over a page made from a kosher animal hide.

The end of the year and decade seems to be a good time to look back on blessings. And, to ask your help in filling these pages with a bit of uplift and, possibly, inspiration in 2020.

With over 300 houses of worship, dozens of faith-based nonprofits and a number of independent missionaries and ministers, Galveston County is deeply invested in spiritual endeavors. But we need your help to celebrate them. Otherwise, many will remain “under a bushel” instead of “on a lamp stand,” if we can use the biblical allusion.

Rick Cousins can be reached at

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