Shoaler Voices

Lessons from Star

by Sally Hamburger, Life on a Star
Lifespan Religious Education Profile

I have been coming to the Life on a Star conferences for 45 years now, and obviously I love every part of it. Well, maybe not the poison ivy. My favorite spot is the chapel in the early morning. Starting every day there sets my outlook for the whole week; I only wish my home church could do the same.

I started to come to Star Island to connect with old friends, I kept coming because my children insisted, and now it really has become “my spirit’s home”, as corny as that sounds. But Star has taught me that corny is okay, that serious and grim are two different things, that trying and failing is better than not trying at all. Star keeps me learning and thinking even as it challenges me physically. May it be here forever.