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Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday

Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday

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“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang I returned home yesterday from a week of traveling.  John and I joked that we could now give recommendations for 4 hotels and 4 different beds if anyone wanted such a thing.  It is not that we didn’t have fun,  the Turner Lecture’s in Yakima was very informative, with lots of insight and just plain good conversation, we loved visiting the Maryhill Museum and had a delightful time at the Maryhill winery (if you like winery’s this one not to miss).  And, I couldn’t ask for a better end to the trip than the wedding of my beloved cousin Sally to the love of her life, Maggie.  However, I agree with Lin Yutang, home is best for a good rest. When we returned home we
Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

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Drawing a Cretan or Classical Labyrinth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT9BdWMrvnA Note: the artist is making a right hand labyrinth, instruction are for a left hand labyrinth.  The method is the same; the difference is the starting point,  which is from the top left hand short angle line to the top long center line. I love walking a labyrinth, whether in an indoor or outdoor setting. It is one of the best ways to find the stillness within I need to hear the voice of the Divine.  But sometimes I am nowhere near a labyrinth, so in that case I will use a finger labyrinth. But I don’t always carry one with you, so, what I do is draw my own labyrinth. Drawing a labyrinth can also be a meditative act, which can be done anywhere or anytime I have a few moments to spare. I have provided the foll
Praying With Nature – Prayerful Tuesday

Praying With Nature – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessings, Creation, Creator, curiosity, Fall, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Imagination, Nature, prayer, remembrance, spiritual practice, Uncategorized
Last night was the Autumnal Equinox.  The Sun crossed that imaginary line in the sky called the celestial equator from north to south.  Spring begins in the southern hemisphere and fall officially begins here in the north.  I don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling ‘fall’ for some time now.  The nights are cooler, the air has that dried leaf smell to it and the light, well, just looks different, fallish you might say. But with all things human we have to have a point in space and time that defines what we already know to be. We humans can be silly. While summer is my favorite time I have to admit fall has its good points.  There is nothing like taking a walk in the park, leaves crunching beneath my feet, red gold above my head and a blue sky the color of which you only see in fall. T