October 11 was national Coming Out Day and I want to give a shout out to all the brave LGBTQ+ folk who proudly stepped forth to share with their family and friends their deepest, truest selves! Thanks to those who participated in our … read more.
Category: Rev. Ruth’s Reflections
Tonight is our Halloween Party for families and everyone who loves children! I will be attending as a pirate (think “Smee” from Peter Pan) and decorating my Prius hatch as a Monster … read more.
Robert Hamma writes in Earth’s Echo of the power and immensity of the ocean and the genius and perfection of each water molecule.
Our small, brief lives are lived within the immensity. There is beauty in the smallness and there is beauty in the vastness. … read more.
The beautiful September weather almost distracted me from the huge oak that fell across the back corner of our lot in Birmingham earlier this week. No real harm done, but it reminded us of the other oak that hit our house two … read more.
The mammal in me wants to crawl under the covers and hide until the sun comes back out. However, there are other animals who relish this environment.
I was delighted to … read more.
What a glorious cooler, dryer morning! I’ve opened up the doors and windows at the church to let the fresh air through!
It occurs to me that I could use a little opening of mind and heart to let in some fresh spiritual air … read more.
I urge everyone to join with each other in our new fellowship opportunities including … read more.
In spite of increasing Covid rates, raccoon raids, possum parties, and rodent races through my pastoral library, and a/c challenges, I have so enjoyed getting to know some of you, recording sermons with Josh, making … read more.
I am so enjoying my new life here on the panhandle! People have been super nice and there is so much natural beauty!
I have walked around a bit, had a picnic lunch in a park on the bay, tried a couple of … read more.
Thanks to Shari Allen & the Lauers for providing home hospitality while I hunted for new digs. Thanks to Jane Park, John Drury, Bill White, John Holt, Amy Weisberg and Josh Ashley for their time … read more.