Year of Wonder

My word for 2016 has been “WONDER”. You can read more posts about our stars here. In the years we’ve been doing this at church, my words have been PRACTICE, ADVENTURE, PLEASURE, and MIRACLE.   I was excited about my word in January. The year was ahead of me and it felt hopeful. I tried…

Last Year’s Words

In addition to the STAR words passed out in worship on Epiphany, this week I’ve drawn stars for over 150 people who have requested them on the blog or on facebook. It is a good spiritual practice for me. With each word I draw, I say a prayer for the person receiving it. Some of…

Miracle

My STAR word for 2015 is MIRACLE. (You can read about our congregation’s tradition in a number of posts at the “STARward” tab at the top of this blog). Since we started passing out words on Epiphany, my words have been PRACTICE ADVENTURE PLEASURE and now MIRACLE I know it is a “churchy” word, describing…

ADVENT(ure)

So, each year on Epiphany, the day the church celebrates the wisemen’s visit to Jesus, our congregation passes out stars that have words written on them. People are invited to pray through the word on their star and see what God has to say to them in the process. I’ve written about it before. (At…