Remember

Remember, you are dust and to dust you shall return. These are the words most commonly spoken at Ash Wednesday services, services of reflection and turning inward; opportunities for us to look upon our lives as finite gifts which will end one day, and to remember the dust from whence we came and to which […]

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Come and See

Today’s sermon from John 1: 43 – 51 … This weekend, I had the remarkable experience of watching The Greatest Showman, based on the story of P.T. Barnum. The movie drew me in from the beginning, and the unfolding story on the screen had all the hallmarks of a powerful narrative: loss, love, hardship, and […]

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Walking in the Light

Tomorrow’s sermon from Isaiah 60:1-6 I’ve decided to read more this year, and have started the new year off with reading cooking memoirs, in hopes that in the stories the world’s best chefs have written for me about their lives spent cooking and learning, that I, too, will learn something and become a better, more […]

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Looking Toward the Promise

This is today’s sermon on Luke 2:22-40 Just as Frodo Baggins, the Hobbit, was setting about the business of stepping outside his front door, the text chime on my phone dinged. “We’re headed to the hospital,” my brother-in-law had written. I closed my book and threw it into my purse, miraculously found my keys in […]

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Sunny Vale Memory Care 

The longest of my all essay final for Intro to Dementia was to choose a space for PWD (persons with dementia) to receive services, be it their own home, a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility or adult day program and show in 3-4 pages, what special attention to details of dining, lighting, safety I’d […]

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