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Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

Welcoming the Stranger – Prayerful Tuesday

awareness, Blessings, courage, discarded, Equality, Face of God, faith, faithfulness, Food, generosity, Gospel of Matthew, Gratitude, heart, homeless, Hope, Hospitality, hunger, injustice, Intention, justice, kindness, Love, prayer, Prayer Practice, Scripture, Seeing the Holy Spirit, spiritual practice, Theology, Welcoming the other
“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. – Matthew 25:35 I apologize for being late today, but, just returned from the Westar Institute Spring Meeting held in Santa Rosa CA.  I returned a day late because I adopted the cute little fellow above. I ended up staying an extra day to bond with my new little friend before we made the long drive home. You may be wondering how adopting a dog from shelter is related to a theological meeting but it does fit in quite well actually. A major theme of the meeting was hospitality, the welcoming of the other into our midst.  That other may be someone from a different culture, race, faith tradition, age, or gender.  It also means welcoming the non-human ...
Seeing the Divine – Prayerful Tuesday

Seeing the Divine – Prayerful Tuesday

spiritual practice
This week I am offering a meditation from Monday’s FaceBook (FB) page A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program.  I have used these FB daily meditations, and the Rabbi Yael Levy’s Jewish Mindfulness web page, Mishkan Shalom, for my own use for some time now.  I wanted to share with you the beauty of their posts and suggest you explore Rabbi Levy’s web page as a resource for mindfulness and meditation. Let today’s meditation be your reminder to look for the Divine in all of creation. Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment she dwells in the Divine presence Fulfilled is the person who knows that in each moment the Divine presence dwells within her. Always she offers praise. -Psalm 84:5 May we have the strength and humility to look for the Divine within ourselves. May we have th...

Be a Grinch for Christmas

Joy, Spirituality
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Wishing you every blessing on this day and throughout 2015. May your good hearts be the light of the world. Thank you for reading and sharing in the wonder of the Blogosphere. Jamie Photograph courtesy of morgueFile. - Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day)