Sue Bender, in her book, Everyday Sacred, describes how she began to develop an attitude of gratitude. It had, she says, something to do with an exploding turkey! She writes: “Last month my husband Richard and I decided, at age 60 and 63, it was finally time to be grown-up and responsible. Neither of us… Continue reading An exploding turkey
As we await the coming of the Christ Child, take heart in the hope, joy, light, and love that Jesus brings. Christmas blessings to all this holiday season from the United Church of Christ, and peace in the New Year.
One evening last week as it was getting dark at my house, the electricity went out. We checked our breaker box and determined it was a neighborhood outage. APS was notified. It was about 103° outside at that time. I checked on our neighbors, who are blind; the lights going out didn’t bother them like… Continue reading What’s in your spiritual emergency kit?
by Kay Klinkenborg Amid a magical spring day, our 2-½-year old granddaughter, known affectionately as “little teacher,” brought profound simple wisdom in her response to her first pinwheel. Rosie was enamored. At first, her short little fingers had to explore the wooden dowel and then turn the multicolored petals by hand. She watched with intensity as… Continue reading “Thank you, wind.”