By Rev. Nani Arning “A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” This quote struck me as absolute truth when it has come to ministry. It’s comfortable to be in a place where I know what to do and how to do it, until it’s challenged. Life is about growth and … Continue reading Reflections on Five Years of Sacred Stones Ministries
At Sunrise Preschool, where I teach music in the weekday program, we’ve just shared our Christmas program, “Christmas In Our Jammies” with family and friends. Included in our weekly class, I shared the Christmas story each week from a different author and illustrator...
Recently, as I was waiting to be called back for my annual mammogram, I was again intrigued that it’s one of those places where it seems pretty natural and ok to talk to strangers. After all, we’re all there for the same purpose, all a little vulnerable in those hospital gowns, just waiting. I talked … Continue reading If You Can’t Cry Here… by Rev. Nani Arning
It’s that time of year again: Halloween has come and gone, Christmas commercials have begun, and Christmas music is even playing in the stores. Thanksgiving will soon be here, but so often gets lost amidst the other holiday festivities. That being said, Thanksgiving is a wonderful celebration to help children think of others.
About a month ago, we got three chickens. This is after I said we would probably never have chickens. My son repurposed a piece of furniture into the coop, built a run, and away we went! It’s amazing how peaceful and calming those chicken sounds are. Not really knowing anything about raising chickens, I’ve learned … Continue reading The Lessons of Chicken TV – by Rev. Nani Arning