Introducing Barbara Stebbins-Boaz November 2021

November always brings thoughts of thankfulness and one person we are definitely thankful for is, Barbara Stebbins-Boaz who’s musical, writing and relationship building skills are appreciated by all.

Name: Barbara Stebbins-Boaz

Position/s for Sunday Services: Celebrant, camera handler, occasional eliminator-of-confusion, singer.

What do you most like about your position/s: Being useful and supportive buoys my spirit.

What is one thing you would change: Eliminate Covid from the earth and open the church doors wide for everyone to enter

What is your idea of perfect happiness: a hike around Clear Lake with friends and my dog followed by ice cream

What is your greatest achievement: living long enough to bear witness to the recovery of a loved one

What do you regard as the lowest depths of despair: when I fail to see that I have options including help from others

What is your greatest extravagance: accepting the invitation to ride someone else’s beautiful horse 

Who or what is the greatest love of your life: impossible to answer for there are several 

Who are your heroes in fiction: Nancy Drew and Winnie the Pooh

Who are your heroes in real life: Michelle Obama and Rachel Carson

What is a meaningful piece of music for you: Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man

Where do you like to go in nature to revive: Nature can be found pretty much everywhere, weeds in an alley, the cool shade of a hemlock grove, everything in between. I’m revived by all of it.

Anything else: I’m only here for a short time and I aim to enjoy it!

Until next time, we remain yours, from Behind The Chalice