“Grateful for Growth Experiences”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and Worship Associate Karen Brown

To read a transcript of the sermon for this service please click on this link: Grateful for Growth Experiences

An unusually tall friend, whose stature was regularly remarked upon by those who met her, often explained jokingly that in the course of her life she had had an over-abundance of “growth experiences.” Growth experiences are a polite way of describing the kind of events most of us would rather avoid: accidents, failures, challenges and losses. Spiritual teachings remind us to be thankful for life’s abundant blessings. How can we be grateful when life doesn’t feel great?