2017 Season of Gratitude Day 4

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Today I was thankful for the Lord’s Day: for baptizing an amazing, beautiful baby boy at the 7:30 am service, for fitting 28 people in the chapel!, for bringing in the godparents via Skype, for the wonder of modern technology & all those that make it possible. And for the 10:00Continue reading “2017 Season of Gratitude Day 4”

2017 Season of Gratitude Day 3

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Today I was thankful for an amazing vegan breakfast with my family and a beautiful Emmanuel Episcopal family, for the smell and smile of a new-born, for family love, brotherly love, for sisterly love, for shared loved. And for the beauty of misty mountains, banana trees, strawberry guava, breadfruit, and lilikoiContinue reading “2017 Season of Gratitude Day 3”

2017 Season of Gratitude Day 2

Friday, November 24, 2017 Today am thankful for a day of rest with Julia, Phoebe, and James: for the Waikiki Aquarium, for parking lots, for cross walks, for colorful people, for colorful fish/sea horses/dragons, for friendly aloha-filled staff, for God’s underwater creatures small and great, for the joy of children’s new discovery, for enthusiasm andContinue reading “2017 Season of Gratitude Day 2”

2017 Season of Gratitude Day 1

*A note about the 2017 Season of Gratitude*  Beginning Thanksgivings Day, November 23 I’m commencing a “Season of Gratitude.” As for previous years (this is now year three), I pay tribute to the Rev. Michael Arase-Barham who posts in a similar way throughout November each year and inspired and gave blessing for me to postContinue reading “2017 Season of Gratitude Day 1”

Holiday Gratitude Day 28

Yesterday I was grateful for a safe flight home, sleep on the plane (unusual and quite a wonderful change), silly movies to distract from serious business, a quiet and respectful traveling companion, friendly and hospitable flight crew, and a smooth ride through customs. And I was grateful to be able to see the smiling facesContinue reading “Holiday Gratitude Day 28”

Holiday Gratitude Day 27

Today I’m grateful for my final day in Australia for some time: for a beautiful summer day, for family generosity, for lugging Christmas presents, a great run in traffic, for ultra-friendly check-in staff, for hummas, lemon lime and bitters, a veggie burger, chats with travellers, and the amazing world of airports. And I’m grateful toContinue reading “Holiday Gratitude Day 27”

Holiday Gratitude Day 26

Today I’m grateful for world religions, for the wonderful expressions of God’s love around the world, for bridge builders between culture and religion, for diplomats and other peacemakers, for those who walk violent streets as ecumenical accompanyers, for those who travel the globe in the search of better solutions for humanity, for those in theirContinue reading “Holiday Gratitude Day 26”

Holiday Gratitude Day 25

Today I’m grateful for those who make time for others in the midst of pre-Christmas busyness, for those who desire the best for others, who genuinely find life in creative difference, for those who rebuild their lives and the lives of others, and for those who are willing to risk it all for vocational calling.Continue reading “Holiday Gratitude Day 25”