The Online Etymological Dictionary informs that the word “gratitude” comes from the Latin gratus(thankful, pleasing) and from the Proto-Indo-European gwere (to favor). Related terms include: agree, congratulations, graceful; gratis, gratuity, ingratiate. I agree that congratulations and even a gratuity should go to the internet for knowledge that comes gratis. My father worked as a janitor for the MTA. He […]
Where Two or Three are Gathered
Back in June, my family and I moved from Long Island to Atlanta, Georgia. My wife Valeda and I were recruited for positions at Emory University. We felt grateful that God had provided exciting new career opportunities for us and closer proximity to Valeda’s family of origin. There was just one problem: I didn’t want to leave Marble. As […]
Not Just Sunday–Grateful Again and Again
A sermon, a song – Keys opening up our hearts and raising our hands. The swirl of an artist brush, poetry of the heart, the click of an eye capturing a moment of life’s beauty – The senses imbued with Spirit. A Friend’s warm hand in yours, a hug when you’re most in need, a welcome smile or […]
My (misplaced?) Gratitude for Paul McCartney and Let it Be
Music, like the Bible, is full of mystery, surprise, and twists. Each offers an opportunity to ponder intent, ascribe meaning, attach emotion, and make it our own as we live into the word.