Non-Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

In the last couple of weeks I have been reading a book by Jay Michaelson, Everything is God, The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism[1], who described a prayer practice I have been using for many years but didn’t know it was a prayer practice, Non-Distracted, Non-Meditation.  This prayer practice, as Michaelson describes it, has no…

It is better to light one candle
than curse the darkness

A Candle in the Dark – Prayerful Tuesday

  The news stories of the last few weeks have broken my heart.  Seeing the pictures of wild fires, immigrant children, Palestine, Iraq, and the Ukraine simply overwhelms me with sadness and despair. I think how can one human being do these things to another human being, especially children. I keep asking myself when will…

Belonging Gives My Heart Wings

The Gift of Be-Longing – Prayerful Tuesday

Saturday, June 21st, was the summer solstice and I spent the day in a solstice retreat.  It was a time of quiet meditation, laughter, the beginning of new relationships and the renewal of others.  One of our discussions covered how all of us have a ‘longing’ for the companionship of others. I, like most people,…

13.07.10 sunrise for blog

Prayer Leading to Action – Prayerful Tuesday

I’ve been reading a book titled Never Pray Again[1] that explores prayer leading into action.  I have always been an advocate of prayer that gets me moving in the right direction.  I want prayers that get me up out of my chair, out of my house, out into my neighborhood and community to do my…

Working Military Dog

Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

    Yesterday was Memorial Day, the day we remember the service of those who have fought our wars and protect our borders.  We sometimes forget there are more than men in the line of fire. Women are now serving in positions where they too are potentially at risk.  And, there have always been animals,…

TGIF: Transforming Hope

It has been a medically challenging week.  Somehow whenever it is my health that bothers me, everything else in life seems to dim in color and intensity.  This week though, I had the opportunity to engage in a Festival of Creativity with my fellow classmates.  What a gift they gave me!  My glum mood was…

Let There Be Light – Prayerful Tuesday

    “And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to light upon the earth.”  Genesis 1:16-17 Walking at night has always been one of my…

Picture from The Rainforest Site, FB 2014

Creation’s Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

One of my favorite things to do when I am sad is to take a walk, preferably in a wooded area, but I have been known to find beautiful sits as I walk down a sidewalk.  Gazing at nature scenes is free for the looking whether you are walking through a forest or down the…