"The more I wonder, the more I love." -Alice Walker

Wonder seems like the perfect theme for December, with all of the opportunities to wonder at the frost, the snow, time together with family, the December holidays. It is a time to pause and marvel, a break from the mundane.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to create this nature mandala with you all in the service on November 20 (photo courtesy of Ali Urbano). ItMandala and chancel filled me with wonder to watch it develop as each person came up and added an element, altering the whole in their own way. I had no idea how this would unfold and I loved watching it happen. This is so often the case at USNF -- where collaboration creates something more beautiful and spectacular.