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The Struggle to Connect

For some time I have been trying to decide how my online presences relate to each other if at all.  This website–prayer bedes–began as an extension of my Etsy shop where I sell Christian prayer beads.  (I know, the shop … Continue reading

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Not Afraid to Look

Watching the footage from some of the photographers at the Standing Rock camps, I would see this sculpture sometimes and wonder about it.  Who made it?  How did it get there?  How big is it?  What is it made out … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – Don’t Turn Away

I have been doing some thinking about what is said to us in our church when we receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.  The person marking our heads says, “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” Sin was … Continue reading

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Intention Setting Prayer Journal Meditative Exercise

This year I purchased a planner–Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner–from a website called The Dragon Tree.  It came across my Facebook feed as a suggested post and I was intrigued. It is quite extensive, and I have to admit … Continue reading

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My Word for 2017 is “Connect”

For the past few years I have embraced the tradition of choosing a new word symbolize my intentions for the new year.  The tradition was introduced to me by Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts.  Christine talks about … Continue reading

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Slowing Down and Yielding to the Beautiful

I noticed the daylilies were in bloom this morning.  While googling “daylilies” because it is highlighted as misspelled in this post, I realized that they are edible.  That means that all three of these yellow flowers in my gardens are … Continue reading

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Prayer is…

I found this on my Facebook feed this morning.

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Protestants and the Rosary

I ran across this article this morning on Facebook, and I wanted to share.  It mirrors some of my own beliefs as a raised Lutheran, Episcopal, married Catholic. http://sojo.net/blogs/2015/04/23/why-i-protestant-pray-hail-mary-and-use-rosary

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A Rosary Prayer

This is a copy of what I received in my email inbox today from the Upper Room Daily Reflections that I subscribe to.  It features an excerpt from a new book of prayers that can be used with the Anglican … Continue reading

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Mary, Untier of Knots Chaplet

The idea of Mary working for us to help us untie the knots in our lives stuck a special chord with me.  Some of our difficulties can be like stubborn knots that many times a massage therapist can literally feel … Continue reading

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