My younger daughter was being particular for Christmas: Mandarin skin cream from Aesop, a small facial boutique shop on Lido Isle.
In an Episcopal Mission Church in the mountains, Father Joe staunchly said: not one bit of Christmas until the Christ Child is placed in the manger.
A poem for the season of Advent
Autumn is a season for ingathering and for harvest. I enjoy seeing fall leaves and pumpkins appear as September weeks pass by. The large Harvest Moon rises, and the days grow cooler with crisp air coming in the mornings and evenings. Even here in California we start marking the days as “sweater weather.”
Part of my scope of work at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal as Director of Christian Education is attending committee meetings — a lot of meetings!
Summer mornings going to work, well, are pretty much the same as winter mornings but warmer—the getting in the car, turning on the ignition, adjusting my sunglasses in preparation for greeting the rising sun.
Summer is the time for Vacation Bible School! My church Saint Michael and All Angels hosts VBS on July Friday nights from 5:30 PM-7:45 PM with the date night model for parents in mind.
When I was growing up, my mother always purchased Revere Ware, which she said it was the best. The pots were made with sturdy stainless steel and finished with a copper bottom—a look that was always distinguishable on the stove top.
Little did I know that Zoom was soon to be a household word. The world around us changed quickly, so I adjusted my ministry as the Director of Christian Education.