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I Changed My Word for 2018

After some pondering and praying, I decided to change my word for 2018.  In my previous post, I stated it was “embraced.”  Once I started thinking more about the coming year and my intentions, I realized that, yes, I need … Continue reading

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My Word for 2018: How I Found It and How It Found Me

For quite a few years now I have been using the spiritual practice of choosing a word for the year.  The practice was introduced to me by Christine Valters Paintner from Abbey of the Arts. One of the things about … Continue reading

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Advent through Epiphany Meditations – Night Visions by Jan L. Richardson

Artist and poet, Jan Richardson’s words and images have been speaking to me for the past couple of years in the emails she sends out to those who sign up.  I am not sure why, but so many times I … Continue reading

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Is God in the Walls, the Ceiling, the Floor, the Furniture? Is God Even in the Messy Room?

Yesterday, I received an email for The Upper Room–a daily devotion I subscribe to.  It talked about going though every room in your home and blessing it as a way to make room for the coming of Christ, which I … Continue reading

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Hanukiah Prayer Bead Reflections

Last night I wrote a bit about Chanukah and the miracle of the menorah lamps in the Temple. Tonight, the third night of Chanukah, I am reflecting on the prayer I published in the last post.  This is the prayer … Continue reading

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A Christian Chanukah – Rededicating Our Lives to Christ

Tonight is the second night of Chanukah.  In the Jewish tradition, it is a time to remember the miracle of the oil lamps on the menorah of the Temple, which burned for 8 nights with not even enough oil to … Continue reading

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