Saturday, October 24
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Awakening to Enough on Wakeful Wednesday

Incarceration, Love, Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
This week has been a struggle to sift through finance commitments. That is never a truly fun experience. But, upon reflection, I can see the grace in seeing where our money goes and what we are doing with it. And what we want vs. what we need. Or even more, when do we have enough? There are some strange parables about managing money out there. There is the story of the widow's mite where a woman gives her two mites in support of the Temple, exemplifying sacrificial giving. Not so strange. But that is in the same writings that the story of the Good Manager is in. The Good Manager is a money-manager for a rich man. He takes the rich man's money and does a bad job managing the money. He is about to be let go and apparently has a deadline.  I imagine, "You have two months to shape this up and ...
Wakeful Wednesday

Wakeful Wednesday

Incarceration, Love, Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
"Where is God?" That is the cry that I often hear from kids in detention as they look back at their lives. Or, "I feel closer to God in here than I do when I'm on the outs!" This is rapidly followed by wondering why God is not present in their lives when they are at home but present here. I say to them, "It's not that God ever leaves you, but that here, you are slowed down enough to be awake to God's presence." Slow Down. Be awake. Begin Again. So our Wednesdays are going to be a pause where we can reflect on being spiritually awake to the presence of the Divine and when we feel the absence of the Divine in our spiritual sleepfulness. This week, I want to share a bit about my Christmas Day. I went into the detention center to celebrate Christmas morning with the youth in detention. We pr...
A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word

A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word

Rituals, spiritual practice, Spirituality
A favorite activity for this time of year is choosing a word for the year.  We each have a different way to choose but what they all have in common is the intention.  You choose a word you intend to live by; a word you plan to infuse into all you do; a word you can learn from and grow with. But what do you do once you have your word?  How do you help it to make the greatest impact? One way of deepening the experience of your word is to honor it with a commitment ceremony – to set aside time with the intention of dedicating yourself to your word, commiting yourself to it.  This short ritual can take as little as 15-20 minutes or act as a container for several days of reflection. A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word What You’ll Need: 12 tea lights (in fire safe holders) 1...