While gift giving is the focus for many at this time of year, it may be rightly said that the true gift is the blessing of consciousness itself; it is up to each of us to choose to focus on this gift, and to make our journeys in gratitude. In this Advent season, we look toward the birth of the Prince of Peace, and consider together how we can live in thankfulness, so our actions and our very lives are a gift to those we encounter.
Doug is a lifelong musician and student of the human spirit. He holds a religion degree from Oberlin College and works daily as an addictions counselor. Doug and his wife, Sallie Spirit, share talks and music at churches around the Puget Sound.