We will be gathering April 17 at 11AM at St Michael's on the Heights, 340 Burncoat St., Worcester, MA to get to know each other and start something wondrous! This will be pot-luck, so bring your favorite food, and as the story of the loaves and fishes goes, there will be plenty for everyone...hope to see you there...be well do good works and keep in touch....Carl
The "Long River Community" is starting to flow. We are endeavoring to have a NE gathering Worcester, MA maybe in April, just to connect, play, plan, etc. Check out the site, join up and we'll make it happen.
Be well...do good works...and keep in touch.
Good morning Bill,
I read about Rich's experience with brain cancer and I do have empathy for all that you both went through. I'd love to send you a copy of The Healing Handbook, a book that I co-authored with a friend. Both of us dealt with breast cancer and heart related challenges during a similar period of our lives (forties). Glad to be here in my sixties, still active and involved. I hope Rich is doing well too.
Thanks for the comment about leaving parts in - I know I need someone to guide me in how to change a dissertation into a book. I have an idea of someone here to speak with about that.
I re-read my first chapter and liked it - so where do I go from here?
My work now is in a continuing care retirement community. It is a priviledge to be with people in all phases; from adjusting to a new community, to dying - many times after living in the community for twenty or more years! There are quite a few generations who are considered "seniors."
On Wednesday I was walking by a woman's cottage and thought, "I ought to stop and see her." She welcomed me and introduced me to her grandson who had just shared the news that he has cancer. It is pancreatic cancer, and he is a young man, looking forward to retirement, healthy until he went to check out a few signs and symptoms. My heart is sad for him and for his family. It was odd that I chose that moment to visit. I have walked by her home many times and not done so.
I'd be glad to share some of these experiences, new ones every day, and that is why I love being a chaplain.
It is work that takes me to the honest places in people's lives, and what I feel the most is the love that surrounds and unites us.
Thanks Lucy for inviting me into 'friends' place. Hearing your stories of what and how you do as your ministry was a light-filled and warming time.
I always enjoy sharing resources for rituals that reflect the wisdom of creation spirituality and free us from religious rationalities. So feel free anytime to brainstorm with us. Launching into our own regular Sacred Circles this year we'll be both creating for and receiving from our own creative community. It may prove to be a very rich year!