Category Archives: Gratitude

gratitude day 30: first pres

I found it by its website. There was this lovely message of greeting from the pastor: Welcome to our website! What you see on these pages is not the sum total of who we are, but it will give you … Continue reading

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gratitude days 18 & 19: george and gerard

George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins. and poetry. I was reminded of Gerard Manley Hopkins tonight when a friend received sad news in the middle of Bible study (Don’t text that someone has died. Just don’t.) I was reminded of … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude days 10 and 11: the revs. margaret bonner and geraldine granger

Before I ever heard a woman preach, when I knew it was theoretically possible, but did not know where or how to find it, I discovered two fictional women ministers: The Rev. Margaret Bonner, an episcopal priest in Gail Godwin’s Evensong … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 9: ayso

Everybody plays. Anyone (if one has enough money, but they keep it as inexpensive as possible) can be on a team and play. At the youngest ages they don’t even keep score (though people know). Even our beleaguered city has … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 8: the book group

Fair warning, I have written about this here before. Women, age 40ish to age 90ish, come together on Friday mornings and read books, usually theology. Right now, John Shelby Spong on the gospel of John.  We don’t read ahead and … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 7: the la zoo

I like the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. It’s not too big, but it’s nicely designed and fun. I am also grateful for school field trips, a schedule that allows me to be one of the chaperones, and other moms … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 6: mom

My mom arrived today, and that makes me happy.

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