Learning about our Mortality

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  May 23, 2024

Death and grief are both natural parts of life itself. We want to control them and postpone them and avoid them altogether. And yet, after being birthed into life, death is the only other thing that we will all experience, literally in our end.

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Care Sharing

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  March 21, 2024

Shel Silverstein’s book, “The Giving Tree”, first published in 1964 has been both beloved and banned over the years. For many the story of the relationship between the..

Being CareFULL

By Rev. John Gantt  •  March 14, 2024

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter once observed that “There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently..

Mr. Poopy

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  March 07, 2024

Nine years ago, I decided I wanted a lap dog. I wanted a dog that would cuddle with me when I watched television and snuggle with me at night. At that point, we had had..

Caregiving for a New Generation

By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  February 29, 2024

Generally speaking, there are three kinds of caretaking situations: (1) Those which occur within the family structure; (2) Those occasions outside the family structure;..

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By Reverend Jessica Tinkham  •  February 22, 2024

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Pay Attention

By Kim Moeller  •  February 15, 2024

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too. Listen with your eyes. Listen with your ears...

What Color is Your Community?

By Rev. John Gantt  •  February 08, 2024

The theme for this series of blogs is “color.” I choose white!

The Eyes of Love

By Lisa B. Thomas  •  February 01, 2024

I have blue eyes and, with a little help from my hairdresser, blond hair. My husband John has brown eyes and a little bit of grayish brown hair on the sides. Like many..

What’s Your Favorite Color?

By Rev. Ruth D. Fitzgerald  •  January 25, 2024

The view from my window for about the past week has been white—snow-covered. I guess, really, it’s been grey; grey skies, grey light, grey trees. Grey. But, this storm..