Tag: sabbath

Daily Practice for October 19, 2016

Daily Practice for October 19, 2016

Word:  I am sharing writing from our ezine, the BeZINE, for the next little bit while I focus on healing and moving.  The theme for the BeZINE that released on October 15, 2016, was Rituals for Peace, Healing, and Unity. I was the guest editor for this issue. I offer to you a writing by my friend and colleague, Jamie Dedes: This is a ritual for release that I wrote. I wonder what we could do to modify it to make it shorter or easier? Using our shower waters? Or even washing our hands? Also, this is in my Christian and inter-religious context. You could zip out the readings and put in readings that fit your personal context, I believe. Thoughts? by Terri Stewart Note: This is from my context, please release what you need to release and adapt as you see fit for your context. Ritu
Daily Practice for September 12, 2016

Daily Practice for September 12, 2016

Word:  I have been in search of a consistent Sabbath day and I don't know where I'm going to find it! So I think I'm sourcing this to the internet hive mind. The day that I really want for Sabbath is Monday but on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, we have the Peacemaking Coordinating Team (PCT) meetings. Also, starting in two weeks, that is when my weekly meeting with the ministry team at Riverton Park UMC (RPUMC) will be. So scratch Mondays. Mondays was previously my Sabbath day. Tuesdays has possibilities other than it is not Monday. Tuesdays has been my weekly meeting time at RPUMC and "in office" time there. It is also a great preparation day for planning worship, Bible study, etc. Wednesdays, I lead Bible study and spend time at Echo Glen detention center. Thursdays, maybe. But it doesn't
TGIF: Gratitude for a Sabbatical

TGIF: Gratitude for a Sabbatical

Gratitude, spiritual practice
It's time. The big transition is here. And, of course, life is complicated because that's life. Yet I want to stop and listen for a while. I don't get to stop entirely for 30 days like the Jesuits do. Housework needs doing, repairs need repairing, business needs starting, dogs need training, and Mom's stuff needs shipping. So I decided to take a sabbatical. Sabbatical is a period to rest and rejuvenate during a major cycle of life. For me this cycle is the end of school and the beginning of what is next. It is also about my age. I am 45 and I just lost my mother. I most likely have more years behind me than ahead. It's a different perspective on life. So from now until October 3rd I am going to slow down, indulge my ponderiness, and listen to the depths of the cosmos. I don't know ex...