Tag: Advent

OCCUPY Prayer

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
Please join us on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in prayer. Pray on this day for all of those in need in the world. Pray for the hungry, the thirsty, the imprisoned. Pray for the abused, the alone, and the frightened. And while we are at it, let's pray for the abusers, the haters, and the warmongerers among us. That they find compassion and love and so be moved to compassionate loving. Pray at any time throughout this day.  November 27 marks the first day of Advent on the Christian calendar.  It symbolizes a preparation for something new.  Let's take this opportunity for prayer in hopes of creating something new. Feel free to RSVP here if you like:  http://www.facebook.com/events/241333599260721/

advent reflection

Advent, Christianity, Religion, Spirituality, Uncategorized
pregnant i saw two women meet on the street      (girls, really) and not really meeting more like stalking, assessing, sizing up, hunting red and blue sisters sworn to hatred and harm because of babo and trece throwing their arms wide flashing words, predator eyes, and an arrhythmia of speech, fear and danger permeating the chains on the ground, decay clinging to the skin as the familia becomes watchful     (pieces of coal) ready to be shattered by the roar of the huntress and the inevitable sirens recalling every spaghetti western ever made, they reach into their pockets      (can you hear the music?) hermenegilda extracting the end of blue and the death of red with sonograms of jesús and shedding layers of reptile skin becoming maría      ~Terri Stewart, December 2010 Brief Backgr

dance the prayer

Christianity, Christmas, Poetry, Scripture, Spirituality
  dance the prayer i stretch and feel every hair waking in the dawn (of creation?) of the morning and savor the blessed cup (of new life?) of coffee as dreams and visions dance like fairies from behind the veil not yet born calling out to wisdom, go on girl! dance the prayer into being. Terri Stewart, 12/5/2010 This is a poem created by pondering the first week of Advent and prompted by reflections on the writings of Christine Valters Paintner, OblSB,PhD, REACE.  You can find here here.  The words that popped out to me during the pondering of her writings were: Stir Stay awake Waiting, anticipation Alertness, watchfulness Vitality, preparing for birth Birth of God into the world Sacred possibilities Tension Rest deeply Signs and portents I wonder what pops out to you during th