I love vision boards, doing collages, anything like that--so I was a bit intrigued by the idea of using playing cards (or similar-size cardstock) as a background for a vision board of sorts. I didn't really think that I'd get much out of something that small, and since I have put off a larger Dreamwheel envisioning project all weekend, thought that I'd just glue a couple of things on, call it good, and be finished. Famous last words. I had a couple of pieces of not-quite junk mail, but they would have found themselves in the garbage can in a day or two. Instead suddenly I heard my soul call out "Hell Yeah!" so "Hell Yeah!" went on the card. Be The Change is my mantra, my Rule for Life, so clearly I couldn't leave it out. Yoga and spirituality and embracing the body are in on this too.
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Romans 6:1b:11 I am preaching next Sunday and the first step in the preparation for my sermon is to pray my scripture using Lectio Divina. The last step in my Lectio Divina is to write in my journal what I hear in the scripture. Often I will draw a Mandala as a visual image of what I hear and the Mandala above is my representation of Romans 6:1b-11, which is my text for next Sunday. Lectio Divina is one of my favorite practices to delve into a particular scripture and I often add the process of drawing a Mandala when the scripture is long or very visual. I find the resultant drawing adds another layer to my spiritual practice. I draw circular Mandalas for my reflections; I find the confined space of the circle helps me focus on the most important aspects of hearing. But, pray
OF DESERT STREAMS AND THIRSTY SOULS 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 19 I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together, 20 so that all may see and know, all may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it. Advent is a time of longing, of waiting, of spiritual thirst. In this passage, Isaiah seizes on the abundant metaphors offered b