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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
Never Too Early – Prayerful Tuesday

Never Too Early – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessings, community, Creation, death, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, Holy Mystery, Hope, Lament, Mystery, Nature, prayer, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized
  I’m so sorry this post is late but life just seems to interfere at times, especially during Holy Week. But I did want to talk about “life.” No, not the meaning of life but rather how fragile life is. In the last two weeks two friends have passed on to next life. One was in his late 80’s and had lived a long, happy, and productive life. The second was in his early 50’s and had so much more life to live. I was unable to say good bye to these friends before died and a part of me is sad because I never had the chance to tell them face to face how much they meant to me. I am blessed that I was able to visit a friend who has been ill for a long time and while he is doing quite well considering health concerns there is a fear I might not see him again. The chance to tell him how much h
Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Birthdays, Blessings, community, Creativity, Grace, Gratitude, heart, Hope, humor, Joy, Love, prayer, prostitutes, Tony Compolo, Uncategorized
Last week a friend posted this video of Dr. Tony Compolo and I thought I’d share it with you this morning. I really don’t need to add anything except the following two requests. If you know someone who is in need of love give it to them. Don’t let stereotypes get in the way of remembering what Jesus taught and love all with the same passion as Jesus did. Enjoy the Video.  http://www.youtube.com/embed/DRBM_YY_YX0?autoplay=1 Published on Jul 25, 2013 Throwing a party for a bunch of prostitutes..... Tony Campolo shares with us what Jesus would do if he was among us once more. In fact - he shares what Jesus instructed us to do... to love one another!   May God grace you with love, and may that love warm your heart as it passes through you to someone in need. Amen Ruth Jewell, April 8, 201