Gratitude Gobblers Revisited

Gratitude Gobblers Revisited

This coming Sunday, November 27, is the first day of Advent. See the previous post, November 1, for Advent Calendar templates and ways to use them. Happy Thanksgiving! This post is a reprise of last year’s. If I could offer something other than a turkey...
Advent Calendar Templates 2022

Advent Calendar Templates 2022

Using an Advent calendar is my favorite way to pay attention and pray during the four weeks of Advent. Unlike the store-bought versions, my calendars have no doors, just blank spaces for the days of Advent. Each day I write a name or word and surround it with doodles...
Leafy Autumn Prayers

Leafy Autumn Prayers

Trees on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are busy transitioning from their full-spectrum-of-green cloaks to their rich red, orange, and gold autumn wardrobe. In response to this magnificent change, the conversation as we drive along the edge of Lake Superior and on US...
O Christ, Heal Us

O Christ, Heal Us

“You are the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God.” Eighteen of us, pilgrims on a Palestine of Jesus course, are on a bus headed to Caesarea Philippi,/Banias in northern Israel. Caearea Philippi, one of the three places of the springs of the Jordan River, is the site...
Cold Shower–Hallelujah, Alleluia!

Cold Shower–Hallelujah, Alleluia!

I stepped into our cozy, dorm-room shower this morning anticipating its usual, wonderful solar-hot water. By the time I was head-to-toe wet, it soaked into my brain: “This water is COLD!” Then I started my familiar rant: “Nothing is predictable here....