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The Blessing of the Masks We recently heard from Nell Wulff in St. Louis, Missouri, and Moe Nieman in Cincinnati, Ohio, who together wrote a blessing for face masks. They agreed to share it and invited us to do so. You may w…
Bringing Blessings Blessing This day may my thoughts bring blessing to all of life. —Daniel McGill in Forty Nights
Finding Delight Jewish Wisdom Blessings keep our awareness of life's holy potential ever present. They awaken us to our own lives. . . . With each blessing uttered, we extend the boundaries of the sacred and rit…
A Prayer for Healing Action in the World Upon hearing the heartwrenching and horrifying news of the shooting assault on the Tree of Life Jewish congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we asked Rabbi Ted Falcon of the Interfaith Amigos fo…
Origami Flower Blessings I recently celebrated turning 50 with some simple yet special rituals. On my actual birthday, the spiritual director of my seminary, Diane Berke, asked if I'd like to renew my vows with the One Spir…
Treating Inanimate Things with Courtesy and Caring In his blog, Edward Hays notes that the Alaskan Yupitt Indian people have a bigger world than we do since they interact with nature and inanimate objects with reverence and caring. For instance, if …
Making Connections Blessing Blessed be the people we carry in our blood. Blessed be the places we carry in our bones. May our living make a way for those who come after a path of blessing, a path of beauty. —…
A Taste of God Everyday Spirituality Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances. …
Prayers for Thanksgiving Today's news is troubling. Bombs are falling in Gaza and Israel. People are still suffering from the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Yet once again in the United States, we are asked to open our heart…
A Practice for Perfectionists Perfectionism is both a curse and a blessing. Mainly a curse, in my experience. But there is that inescapable reality that perfectionists grace our human landscape for a reason. It is my fervent hop…