Spiritual Ruminations: a little r and r…

Back in the days when I was a liturgist, I worked with a pastor who, every Easter proclaimed, “Now that Jesus is out of the tomb, I’m going in.” To which I replied, “Not if I get there first!”

For those who are Church Ministers, Holy Week is quite the marathon.

Sunday morning, I woke up and felt the full impact of six weeks of deep pondering and prayer, companioning, and assorted other “spiritual stuff.” All of this came to a fabulous climax during the Triduum–Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  As we spent Sunday with family [wonderful!], yesterday was my turn to claim tomb time. So I did.

The work of Easter does not stop however. In the Church calendar, it takes a full 50 days to celebrate this feast.  In reality, Easter is the message for life.

Today, I treated myself to a lovey Spring morning stroll. The sky, a gentle robin egg blue, played with the tender yellow green shoots of leaf and fern and moss. The air danced with an April breeze that blew not too warm nor too cool. The birds sang their little hearts into the stratosphere. If this were not enough to assure me that death does not indeed have the final word, I happened upon an Easter surprise. Poking out amid the dry and barren cattails on my path shone a patch of bright yellow daffodils!

Ahhh…a little rest and a little resurrection.




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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!

4 thoughts on “Spiritual Ruminations: a little r and r…

  1. “In reality, Easter is the message for life.” Amen, Nancie, my feelings exactly! Though it can be hard to live mindfully and well all year long in the light of the resurrection. Our hopes are so easily dashed and our impatient souls long for the new and the next to happen before time is ripe. Taking a Holy pause right now sounds ideal for all, a moment or two to gather our thoughts and breathe into the peace and joy we cannot always sustain. Bless you, friend. xo

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