I've been feeling pulled toward liturgical worship recently, and I couldn't figure out why. I grew up going to a Southern Baptist church only occasionally. I don't think I even heard the word liturgy until seminary. Even then,"liturgical" was a synonym for "BORING." When I saw this quote this week, it all started to come together . Maybe I'm drawn to the idea of structure in worship. Structure is God's way of catching me. I've felt lost without work because I don't have any structure in my days. I don't have too little time--I have too much time. I need to create a routine to find God. When I do, God will catch me. One of my favorite things about blogging here is that there's a day each week you can find me. I find you every Sunday, and in that connection, we can find God together.
I am grateful today (again) for my awesome friends! I put a brief note up requesting prayer cards for incarcerated youth, and people are responding! I love that people, friends, have such wonderful hearts and want to share words of encouragement with marginalized youth. My friends make my heart soar! If you want to help, you can! I am looking for either bookmark or business card sized cards that have prayers, words of encouragement, scripture from your tradition, or inspirational quotes. I'm trying to gather a collection of 500 for 4 different institutions. You could mail them to: Chaplain Stewart King County Youth Detention Center MS 1-K 1211 E. Alder St. Seattle, WA 98122 “If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.” ― Stev
I am grateful today for the unique opportunities I have had to give service to the world. I have been invited to testify in our state Senate on behalf of the Youth Opportunities Act. I am awed by the trust people place in me. What are you grateful for today? “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan #TGIF #gratitude #spiritualpractice (c) 2014, post, Terri Stewart