Six New Things – Week of February 26, 2024

At the close of Black History Month and the early part of Lent, here are stories and practices to affirm and nurture young ones, one's whole self, those who grieve, and the whole nation and world. ONE It all starts with The Spark in You (Random…

Reuse/Repurpose/Recycle: Avoid Reinventing the Wheel

Thanks to Traci Smith for sharing this list of Great Ideas in her Treasure Box Tuesday, February 20, 2024. After opening with encouragement to do 'new things or excellent things or things you've not considered doing before' - and advice one…

Six New Things – Week of February 19, 2024

The globe is full of hurt - and Love is the balm. Find empowering spiritual practices, inspiration for justice, tonic for the climate, a biblical prompt for big changes, and more in this week's list... ONE Encounter God's unlimited presence…

Six New Things – Week of February 12, 2024

Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Easter  - and Christian Nationalism: it's all in here. ONE Celebrate unexpected loving friendships - found and forged among challenges and joys - as house-sprite, Noa, goes out Searching for Home (Beaming);…

From Merely Mundane to Momentous Miracle: Observational Journaling

Thanks to Traci Smith for sharing this New York Times Magazine article by Anna Kodé in Treasure Box Tuesday. After recounting her story of discovery - on the commuter train when a 'digital dreariness' compelled her to take out a notebook…

Six New Things – Week of February 05, 2024

The conjunction of Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday - in the middle of Black History Month - at the outset of a divisive years - is a relationship-renewing, anti-racism, justice-engagement,  trifecta. Let's be on a Lenten journey of Love this…

Green Sabbath

Thanks to The Washington Posts's Climate Coach, Michael J. Coren, for sharing this Great Idea by Natalie Monkhouse, a seminary student in Memphis. Natalie writes, 'Every Friday around sunset, I close my laptop. For 24 hours, my work is…

GIFT-NAMERS: AFFIRMATION SKILLS

Thanks to Peer Ministry Leadership for sharing this Great Idea in their January newsletter. The Peer Ministry Leadership 'Skill of the Month' for January was 'Becoming a Gift Namer'. Mr. Fred Rogers is quoted as saying: "As human beings,…