Monthly Archives: January 2018

Military Care Package – Ladies Night

Thursday, February 1st, 2018


Friends, join us as we do something to give back to those on military deployment.

We are hosting a night to create and assemble items to be included in Care Packages for our active duty military women and men on deployment.  At Twinkle’s Place we will be mixing up sugar scrubs, making clay talisman, and making greeting cards. 

Some will be bringing handmade items like crocheted washcloths and goats milk soap (Thank you Waggin’ Tale Farm). Others plan to contribute books, poems and artistry.

Yes, the theme for the care package is all about pampering these women and men. If you have something you would like to contribute to the care packages, please join us!

If you cannot attend, please feel free to drop something by this week.

let our lights shine brightly

May all of us know:                                           

a light that has shone brightly                       

never truly goes out                                           

when it has lit so very many others.

May we have the tenacity                               

to shine brightly.

May we have the courage to share                    

this light with others.

May we have the faith                                     

to do just so.


Do You Pray?

Recently Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford  posed the question:“Do you pray? What does “prayer” mean to you?

My response:

I pray daily and throughout the day – my life is a life of prayer.  My journey with prayer has been an ever evolving one. At present prayer to me is surrender and gratitude. The first, surrender, is in communion with, and experience of, the Holy. The second, deep gratitude for the Holy and the many gifts in my life. The outward appearance of such prayers can be formal or spontaneous:          

intentional moments of stillness and silence, visualization, or active with writing, creating art, chanting or singing or drawing down the moon, walking in the woods and along the river, speaking out loud my heart’s desires or giving a blessing, it is the lullabies with my child each night.…prayer is even found in doing the dishes at my kitchen sink, and dancing in my living room.