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Prayerful Tuesday, Paying It Forward, August 27, 2013

Challenge, Christianity, Creativity, Grace, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Nature, Poetry, prayer, Religion, Scripture, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized
Prayer Practice of Paying It Forward Paying it forward is described as the recipient of a good deed turning and doing a good for some else instead of rewarding the donor. It is based on the idea that if everyone shared what they had the world would be a better place. Today, this week, I would like you to practice the “Prayer of Paying It Forward.” Examine your own lives and identifying when someone gave you something special, helped you out when you were in bad place, or lifted your spirits when you were depressed. Let the memory of what they did fill you again with the joy of a generous gift. Now as you go through your day and through this week you may meet someone who also is in need of a special helping hand, a word of praise, someone to listen to. Offer to them a moment of ...

An Advent Journey of Study & Play

Advent, Challenge, Creativity, Ecumenism, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
Hi! We will be doing an Advent Study & Play together. By study & play, I mean we will examine some ideas and respond in a creative, playful manner. Whatever that means for you! Advent, in the Christian tradition, is the time before Christmas Eve. It is a traditional time of preparing our hearts and our lives for the new thing that is to come in Jesus. Simultaneous with Advent, other traditions have their own holy days. For example, Judaism has Hanukkah (Dec. 8-16), Buddhism has Bodhi Day (Dec. 8), Pagans have Yule (Dec. 21), and Kwanzaa, from the Pan-Africans, begins on Dec. 26.  There's a lot going on! (If you want more info about Advent and the church calendar, please below the line.) We will be examining ideas from different traditions with central themes of Hope, Love, J...

March 14: Patterns

Challenge, Poetry, Post-a-Day
 warped patterns she falls to the rough wooden floor cowering today she spoke to pastor thom and he saw flirtation, desire, wanton taking the blame again young mary runs and hides cowering covering her ears and blocking the cries fear taking root like a twisted thistle impossible to root out … she falls to the rough wooden floor cowering today she spoke to pastor jan and he saw flirtation, desire, wanton taking the blame again mary’s daughter, starr, runs and hides cowering covering her ears and blocking the cries fear taking root like a twisted thistle impossible to root out ...   March 14 Challenge:  On this day in 1879, scientist Albert Einstein was born.  At an early age, Einstein showed great interest in math and science.  Reflect on patterns. Please add your link in the comments ...