Monday, March 30, 2015

A Variety of Gifts

It’s nice to have something for everyone.  People sometimes come in to our store looking for a specific item, and they leave with something else entirely.  Probably because we spend a lot of time seeking unique items that you won’t find elsewhere.  Looking through our inventory stimulates creative juices and often our customers will leave satisfied that they found the perfect gift, and something for themselves. 

We had a customer come in from a utility company looking for a retirement gift for a Buddhist colleague.  Because they didn’t know much about Buddhism they felt concerned about selecting an appropriate gift for a Buddhist. 

We love the opportunity to help customers learn about other faiths.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Social Media And The Joy of Helping

Hi, don't mind us.  We're doing internal renovations.  Re-linking social media connections. 

We are learning about the power of Social Media and the difference between clicking "Like" and "Share" so that we can invite our readers and volunteers to help us raise awareness of our beautiful store.

Did you know that there is a substantial difference between the power of Like and Share?  Yup, you have amazing powers at your fingertips.  Think of like as a "thumbs up" and share as a personal endorsement.

Don't forget a comment!  Wow, the power of a comment.  Your friends are more likely to take your word about a product on our store, than a paid advertisement.

We'd love to enroll you by inviting you to share links you find interesting, comment on products that have caught your eye.

And, tell us what kind of posts you'd like to see here!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Review: Experiencing Spirituality

by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketchum

Reading Experiencing Spirituality by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham reminds me of a line I once heard, "good stories make us good." Throughout the text of this book, the authors interweave stories, both ancient and new, that bring their lessons alive. This is the power of stories and the richness of Experiencing Spirituality. It is through the blend of teaching and stories that the ineffable becomes present as an experience. The stories point the way, but even more, they open the heart beyond mere intellectual understanding to a living teaching, a felt experience, hence the title. The book is mind expanding, heart enriching and soul inspiring.

Review by Rev. Ruth Barnharta staff minister at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa.

Experiencing Spirituality by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketchum is available from Stepping Stones Books and Gifts.

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