Saturday, July 31

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Mindful Monday: Teacup Listening

Buddhism, contemplation, Lectionary, listen, mind, mindfulness, Scripture, Spirituality, United Church of Christ
This post is the first of three on the topic of mindfulness and listening. ~~~ "Now the Lord came again and stood there, calling as before, 'Samuel! Samuel!' And Samuel said, 'Speak, your servant is listening.'" (1 Samuel 3:10, NIV) For those who don’t know the context for this scripture, today’s daily lectionary selection, here’s a link to a brief explanation, written by Mary Luti for the United Church of Christ’s “Feed Your Soul Daily Devotional.” After an even briefer synopsis here, I’m going to consider one way that mindfulness and listening work together by relating a Buddhist story I just read. A twelve-year-old child, Samuel, heard someone calling him in the night. He believed that it was Eli, the priest under whom Samuel was training to be consecrated for service to God. Eli was g...
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...