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Letting Go – Prayerful Tuesday

Letting Go – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, anger, Blessings, Breath Prayer, Buddhism, Fear, forgiveness, Freedom, gift, Grace, Gratitude, Healing, Holy Mystery, Hope, Letting go, mindfulness, resentment, spiritual practice, Uncategorized
This week’s prayer practice is one a friend of mine taught me in the last couple of weeks.  It is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s practices called “Letgo.”   After I began the practice I realized ‘Letgo’ has many similarities with the Examen and found that I was experiencing some of the same benefits.  As I have begun to settle into this practice I have discovered my days to be calmer and more centered even when the world gets busy.  I am able to separate what is important from what it is not.  The most amazing thing is of the many of events and things I thought were important they just are not priorities any longer.  Instead I am able to focus on what makes my life more enjoyable, beautiful and to just BE.  So I offer this practice as my gift to your well Being. Letgo Practice I usually pick...

Breath of Life—Prayerful Tuesday

Amos, Asthma, birth, Breath of God, Breath Prayer, communion, Creativity, death, faithfulness, Genesis, gift of Gods, Grace, Gratitude, life, prayer, ruach, spirit, spiritual practice, Uncategorized, Word of God
Genesis 1:1-2, 2:7  1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 2:7 then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. Amos 8:11 The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. Have you ever been unable to breath?  I mean you just couldn’t get air into your lungs.  I have several friends who suffer from Asthma and they tell me it is the most frightening thing to happen to them.  Without air we can’t live.  It is the first requi...

“What If” – Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, extravagance, faithfulness, generosity, Gospel of Matthew, Grace, Holy Mystery, Kingdom of God, listen, Love, Mystery, parable, Scripture, Seeds, Sower, Speak out, spiritual practice, Spirituality, to speak, Uncategorized, Wholeness, Word of God
Matthew 13:2b-9 “Listen! A sower went out to sow.4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil.6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears listen!” Every interpreter I have ever read tells us this scripture is about the ground. It’s about us being good or bad ground for the word of God.  So what if, just what if, we have it upside down.  I’m not saying we do, this is a “what if,” looki...