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Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, conflict, Creativity, death, Fall, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, heart, Holy Mystery, Hope, Joy, Lament, Memorial Day, military dogs, Mystery, peace, prayer, service dogs, service personnel, spiritual practice, Uncategorized, Visio Divina, war
    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, pigeons, and dogs who have laid down their lives for a cause they cannot understand and they do it for the love of the soldier partner.   Today I am asking you to remember in prayer those faithful winged and 4-footed creatures who have willingly give up their lives. As You gaze at the picture take a deep breath and let it out slowly, take a second breath and let it out slowly, let your shoulders relax and your gaze soften. Look deeply at the picture and let the colors and imag

Let There Be Light – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessings, Creation, Ecology, Grace, Gratitude, heart, Holy Mystery, Hope, inner peace, Joy, Love, Milky Way, Nature, Photography, prayer, spiritual practice, Star Dust, Uncategorized, Visio Divina
    “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 favorite things to do.  I grew up in the country and I have seen the Milky Way spread across the sky with my own eyes.  This picture taken on a Beach in Scotland reminded me of how beautiful the Universe is.  It is because of stars we are alive. We are made of star dust and a star warms our earthen home.  We owe our very existence to the life giving power of stars.  Gaze into the picture, look deep into the mystery, do you see yourself, looking back.  When the skies are clear (I know that is difficult to f
Creation’s Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Creation’s Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, Blessings, Creation, Ecology, Grace, Gratitude, heart, Holy Mystery, Hope, humor, Intecessory Prayer, Joy, Love, Mystery, Nature, peace, Photography, prayer, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Visio Divina
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 street.  There is so much beauty and so much delight that it can take your breath away.  This week and next week I am going to use pictures from nature as focus for Visio Divina.  Enjoy looking at the pictures, laugh with the little mouse, enter into the joy of prayer with all of creation. As You gaze at the picture take a deep breath and let it out slowly, take a second breath and let it out slowly, let your shoulders relax and your gaze soften. Look deeply at the picture and let the colors and little mouse enter your im