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An Irish Blessing from poet John O'Donohue . . .

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The Irish poet and writer, John O'Donohue (1956-2008) was as moved by the landscape of the soul as he was by the landscape of his country with its Celtic spirituality. An ordained Catholic priest, he eventually left the priesthood, but he never abandoned the mystical roots of his Christianity. He was a Hegelian philosopher, did doctoral work on Meister Eckhart, was fluent in Irish and German, was an environmental activist, and wrote several best-selling books (both nonfiction and poetry). His most notable work was Anam Cara:A Book of Celtic Wisdom. (Anam Cara meaning soul friend. - Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day)

Prayerful Tuesday, Paying It Forward, August 27, 2013

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Prayer Practice of Paying It Forward Paying it forward is described as the recipient of a good deed turning and doing a good for some else instead of rewarding the donor. It is based on the idea that if everyone shared what they had the world would be a better place. Today, this week, I would like you to practice the “Prayer of Paying It Forward.” Examine your own lives and identifying when someone gave you something special, helped you out when you were in bad place, or lifted your spirits when you were depressed. Let the memory of what they did fill you again with the joy of a generous gift. Now as you go through your day and through this week you may meet someone who also is in need of a special helping hand, a word of praise, someone to listen to. Offer to them a moment of
Prayerful Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prayerful Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Luke 13: 11-13 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ 13When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. (NRSV) She Danced She entered, bent over bound by pain all she could see was the ground at her feet “Come to me” He said “I will set you free” She stood, straight and tall a smile on her face With a cry of joy She danced Ruth Jewell ©August 19, 2013 Today‘s prayer is to look up from your smart phone, iPad® or tablet and look around you.  Reach your arms to the sky, feeling the warm sun on your face.  Offer the following Celtic pra