Hallmark invites us to celebrate Grandparent Day in September – this year, September 13th. I asked one of our Guest Bloggers, Kathy Bueno, to share her reflection on being a Grandparent. Kathy and her husband, Julián have been full-time grandparents for their two grandchildren. Thank you Kathy, for sharing your reflection with us. “Children are a… Continue reading Children are a Heritage from the Lord
Children’s Energy and Creativity – A Gift to ALL Let me begin by saying I love kids. I became an aunt at age 7 and have pretty much been around kids all my life. I enjoy seeing all the stages they go through, how they embrace life. I love watching them laugh. I hate when… Continue reading The Children’s Hour
A painting of the Second Continental Congress voting on the United States Declaration of Independence, by Robert Edge Pine, 1788 One of my favorite musicals is the play 1776. Every time I have seen it, I am emotionally moved and proud to be a citizen of the United States of America. Would that the history… Continue reading July 4, 1776 to July 4, 2020
As we celebrate Father’s Day, I have invited two dads to share their reflections on being a Father. Francis is a father of a six-year-old and an eight-year-old. John is the father of three adult children. Each of them, in their own words, shares the joy, the hope, the love that their children have brought… Continue reading Fathers’ Hopes and Dreams
By Jerome Shen Today we welcome guest blogger, Jerry Shen. Jerry has been gardening for many years and as I watch him out there digging and weeding, I realize that he thoroughly enjoys gardening despite the hassles. To all of you gardeners out there, I salute you.Bridget “He don’t plant taters, he don’t plant cotton. And them… Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?
I would like to begin this entry with the following quote: In appreciation of all the women who shower the world with their love. Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day, a day to reflect on and recall the role our Mothers and other women role models played in our lives. Most of us probably had a… Continue reading Mother’s Day: Gifts Our Mothers Gave to Us
A few weeks ago, a colleague shared an article with me that I found quite helpful in understanding the malaise that I sense is in the air. Having read and reflected on the article several times I have opted to share some excerpts from it with my blog readers. The title of the article is,… Continue reading Feeling Grief
For Christians, the Easter season begins with Easter, unlike the commercial world where the Easter season ends on Easter. We are an Easter People and “Alleluia” is our song. What does it mean to be an Easter People in our world and to make “Alleluia” our song? As we begin this Easter season in a… Continue reading We Are an Easter People
Today I would like to share this moving prayer/poem by Lynn Ungar.Rev. Dr. Ungar is a Universalist Minister and poet. You may enjoy her website, Lynn Ungar Poetry & Other Writings.
“The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our mind.” Thomas Merton As the worry and fear of the coronavirus continues lapping towards our doors and lintels, the above quote from Thomas Merton, well-known author and contemplative monk who lived at Gethsemane Monastery… Continue reading Clearing Mind and House During the Pandemic