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Prayerful Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prayerful Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Creativity, Discernment, Grace, Gratitude, Healthcare, Nature, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized
A Moment of Stillness Stop whatever you are doing for 5 minutes. If you can, go outside and find a place to rest in the shade, if you can’t step outside sit next to a window. Sit in a comfortable position with your feet firmly placed on the ground or floor. Now take a deep breath, and slowly let it out. Take another deep breath and slowly let it out. Sit for a few minutes and pay attention to your breathing. When you are ready finish stretch your arms up and reach for the Sky. Breathe deeply again and offer the following prayer as you return to your routine: Great Spirit I am grateful for this moment of stillness in my busy day. May the blessings of this moment stay with me throughout all of my encounters as I go about my life this week...

Reflection Moment

Gratitude, Spirituality
Today is commencement. It is a rather significant looking back and looking forward looms large. My journey to seminary started in 2003 in a Disciple Bible Study class. We were challenged to do something uncomfortable. That is when I heard "Go to prison." the first time. Then, doing prison ministry, I heard, "I am calling you." Yikes! The upshot is that God's grace has been with me and goes with me. It took two years to finish my BS and then 5 years for my MDIV/Post-Masters Certificate. I have been in school for half of my son's life. No more will he hear, "I have homework to do." Wow. Looking forward, I am hopeful that I will co-create a new way of being church with folks that are among the lost, the least, and the lonely. Heart work. But today, in this moment, I am grate...