Monday spiritual Ruminations: a call to rest

“…now it is evening…”, 

 So the evensong chant begins

Luring and lulling us into rest.


The velvet night descends

And candles slowly dawn a vigil of light.

Prayers are whispered into pillows

And the day is released

Floating into the soft consolation  the night brings like grandmothers arms wrapping her little ones and cuddling them to peaceful sleep.

Sleep now wherever you lie

And may the peace of the One who is peace

Descend upon you

Remain with you

And grant you sweet, deep rest.


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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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