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Daily Practice 2017.08.02 – A Child’s Touch: A Poem from Juvenile Detention

Daily Practice 2017.08.02 – A Child’s Touch: A Poem from Juvenile Detention

Word  Today, I'm returning to sharing from The BeZine, our sister publication. I am sharing from a poem that Lisa Ashley wrote about the youth in detention that we encounter. (jail detention not after-school detention). Lisa and I have been working together for years. Even though we hardly ever see each other! We work different shifts on different days. :) Actually, I'll by sharing one of her poems today and one tomorrow.  A Child's Touch: A Poem from Juvenile Detention by Lisa Ashley He met his baby niece and toddler nephew for the first time on that three-day special visit. Each child was named for him, the way his brother and sister honored him. His mother wept tears of joy, her baby son, her youngest child, her first visit since he was sentenced six years ago. He’s ...

Word of the Year for 2015

Spirituality
I'm sure some of you have seen the different ways to find your Word of the Year. People believe it is a more positive use of energy than listing resolutions that will most likely be broken by the middle of the second week of the year. I like Susannah Conway's process, so this is what I will go through to find my word for 2015. She asks you to visualize your perfect day in 2015...what you were doing....how you felt....what you were looking forward to. Then she asks you to think about the following questions: -- What is definitely happening in 2015? -- What are you hoping will happen in 2015? -- What dreams would you like to nurture in the new year? -- What area(s) of your life is/are asking to be supported in 2015? -- What qualities do you want to develop in yourself? -- What does y...
Bathing in the Light (an Advent Reflection)

Bathing in the Light (an Advent Reflection)

Advent, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Our host today is Frank Watson of FollowTheBlueFlute.com. This is the final posting of Advent! For more about Frank, please scroll to the end. Bathing in the Light A micropoetry sequence inspired by Isaiah 60, 1-6 though he had only one book its withered pages contained the secrets he had wandered for decades to find lost from his path the woods were covered in fog between the trees between the leaves he followed a light that would bring him home for as the Earth revolves there is someone somewhere that bathes in the golden light of a warming dawn and above the Earth we see below the golden remnants of God’s reflection and birds that rise to heaven to leave their song behind ... ... 1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2 For darkness sha...