Monday spiritual ruminations: welcome Advent… 

Winter skies of deep indigo inky And blotted with a moon of chilled pearl Come earlier each afternoon lingering into the morning More deliberately Magnifying My ache and yen For rest, quiet, peace As I travel towards another Bethlehem remembrance. It is Advent And the wait is the treasure. I light a single candle amid […]

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Monday spiritual Ruminations: a call to rest

“…now it is evening…”,   So the evensong chant begins Luring and lulling us into rest. Meanwhile 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 […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations: An August Night Prayer…

I call out this night to the One I cannot seem to name the One who is beauty and truth light and dusk evening and morning winter and summer. I cry out with an angst deep in my being that wants to know Your Name. I always imagined I knew who You were and are […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations–the Pause that refreshes….

Even Jesus got away from it all. I am not shy about using my vacation time. Vacation–to vacate the normal pattern of living and working, to sit back, to breathe (my humble definition!) Last week was one such pause.  We traveled to our sacred ground–Sister Bay in Door County Wisconsin. The days were warm and […]

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Monday spiritual ruminations: the Doorstep

When I was teen, a very popular poster graced the bedrooms of my generation. [Yes, we hung posters in our bedrooms…] It said, “Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes, I just sits.” I’ve read a number of posts in the last weeks that speak to summer dreaming, summer fun, summer to-do lists. Well, I want […]

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An intentional Sabbath

Today. I am making an intentional Sabbath. I do not think I have really ever done this before. Intentionally, that is. Rest of spirit, of body, of mind, of heart. I am a huge fan of boundaries that are appropriate to one’s station in life. Have I broken those boundaries? I think I have allowed […]

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