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Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Anticipation, awareness, birth, Blessings, Christ Child, faith, faithfulness, Genesis, gift, God, Grace, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Hope, Joy, Love, Mystery, peace, Poetry, prayer, reflection, Rituals, Shepherds, spirit, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Star Dust, Uncategorized, Waiting
And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 FAITH, HOPE, LOVE faith, hope, love in faith an elderly Priest and his wife waited for their first child in faith a maiden utters the words “Here Am I” in love a child leaps in the womb at the approach of the pregnant Mary in love a bridegroom takes a pregnant girl as his wife in love Mary lays her first born in a manger in love the angels sang and a star appeared in hope the shepherds came to the stable in hope Magi followed a star to kneel at the feet of a carpenters son Faith, Hope, Love all three were needed for the greatest of miracles but it was Love that conquered all -- Ruth Jewell, December 21, 2015 Meditations for a Mindful Advent Queen Anne

Looking Forward – Looking Back – Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, Blessings, Change, Christ Child, community, Creation, Creator, curiosity, disabled, doubt, faithfulness, Fear, forgiveness, Friendship, gift, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, heart, Hebrew Scripture, Holy Mystery, Home, homeless, Hope, hunger, Ideology, Incarceration, inner peace, Joy, justice, listen, Love, mercy, Micah, peace, prayer, Quote, remembrance, Renewal, Scripture, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized, violence, world
Micah 6: 8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Well the New Year is almost upon us and t has been an eventful, bust mostly violent, one.  In 2014 it seems we have had more violence than peace, despite the efforts of many.  We have seen hate take over our streets and increase in our government.  Peace on Earth just doesn’t seem to be in our hearts for this baby New Year. This last year we have seen too many senseless deaths, demonstrations, hateful rhetoric, and downright meanness.  There has been little peace in our world of late.  But this small online community has been a refuge for some. We have offered moments of personal stillness in the rush of our daily lives.  Yet

For Unto Us – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Blessings, Christ Child, Christmas, Creation, Creator, culture, disabled, forgiveness, Friendship, gift, Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Matthew, Grace, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, homeless, Hope, hunger, Incarceration, inner peace, Joy, justice, Kingdom of God, listen, Love, meditation, mercy, mind, Mystery, Nature, prayer, praying with art, Quote, Scripture, spiritual practice, Uncategorized, Visio Divina, wonder
John 1:1-5  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life,* and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.   This is one of my favorite paintings of the birth of Jesus.  There is just something about the expressions on Mary and Josephs faces as they look at the new small being in their life that draws me in.  I once saw the original in the Boston Museum of Art and this tiny painting on black slate captivated me as no others have. However, I must admit that despite loving this painting, I don’t see the nativity as an