Twice in two weeks I heard the same challenge from two different pastors regarding two different sections of Scripture...sacred echo. The first time I heard it I thought, that's interesting. The second time, I started to feel the conviction in my soul. Is this true of me? Week one the preacher was teaching on the … Continue reading Twice in Two Weeks
On Monday I shared about Eastertide and my experience of "practicing resurrection" or the discipline of feasting. Last year I was so thrilled to learn of Eastertide, fifty days from Resurrection to Pentecost. I grew up in a liturgical church, but did not recall learning about this season. As I was pondering practicing this discipline … Continue reading Looking Expectantly
Eastertide Monday, Now What?
I was thinking of that line from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, "always winter, never Christmas." This Lent with the help of a pandemic felt like "always Lent, never Easter" which of course is not true, but it felt that way. For some reason Easter was the marker in my mind of all … Continue reading Eastertide Monday, Now What?
Lessons from the Moon
Lately I have been fully enamored with the moon. It has captured my attention, and on more than one occasion taken my breath away. I continue to attempt to capture it in photos with my low quality cameras, and much to my chagrin they never quite show the beauty of what I am seeing. It … Continue reading Lessons from the Moon
Enjoy..."to take delight or pleasure in" (Oxford Dictionary). Sometimes I move too quickly and forget to enjoy the moment, or the season. There is so much I enjoy that sometimes I take it all in, and forget to actually enjoy it. This year seems to be filled with sacred echoes to slow down and enjoy … Continue reading Enjoy
Beholding and Becoming: the art of everyday worship (book review)
One of my favorite things is books. I love a good book. I love sharing books with others. Part of this new season of life has included previewing books from some publishers which I have enjoyed, but even more fun has been the opportunity to be on book launch teams. This means I get an … Continue reading Beholding and Becoming: the art of everyday worship (book review)
Middle (FMF Link Up)
Middle Middle of life Middle of transitions Middle of launching a child Middle of grief Middle of trying to figure out what is next Middle... is it really the middle? Only time will tell. I am thinking that middle is sort of an illusion that we like to hold onto when we no longer can … Continue reading Middle (FMF Link Up)
Bubbles and Stickers
So each morning I read (and pray) the same prayer from Phyllis Tickle's Divine Hours: Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct … Continue reading Bubbles and Stickers
A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen I wish I could say I have this waiting business down. I have … Continue reading Wait