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…

Miracle: A Retrospective

My Star Word this year was Miracle. When the word chose me, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Miracles seem to be things that happen to people, not things you actively seek out.  Plenty of miracles didn’t happen in 2015.  I didn’t win the lottery. (I also didn’t play the lottery, so it…

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…

Comfortable

Take a moment and watch this video. I absolutely love it. My STAR word this year has been pleasure. And I thought of my word when I watched the above video. For me, this year, pleasure has seemed to locate itself in my embodied existence. I tend to take being embodied for granted. I don’t…

My Year of Pleasure

It sounds so decadent, to even write the title of this post. But the word I drew in worship on Sunday, the word I’m going to be praying with this coming year, is “pleasure”. True story. I had been sorting through the word stars last week, getting them ready for worship, and praying over each…