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Making A St. Brigid’s Cross: What to Welcome In and What to Throw Out

After I found the wheat yesterday, I put it all in a bin of water to soak.  I feel like there is this little theme of “re-visiting” that is reappearing as I begin journeying through there first days of Lent.  … Continue reading

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Lent’s Lost and Found: Revisiting Hope and The Prophesy of Simeon

The photo above is of some wheat I picked years ago from my ancestral farm in North Dakota.  I was in a vase for many years until I decided it was too dusty and just needed to be thrown.  In … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Guarding my Heart and Opening it Too

Today is Ash Wednesday and my first day re-visiting the book Your Sorrow is My Sorrow.  I also printed out the booklet I made with suggested prayers for the Seven Dolor Rosary I found from sources years ago when I … Continue reading

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I Am Already With You ~God

It is time again to do my book work for the past year.  It is one of my least favorite things to do.  If I just did it every month throughout the year, it would not be such a big … Continue reading

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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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Contemplative Crochet

Crocheting has become therapy and a form of contemplative prayer for me.  This morning I am pondering loose ends.  Sometimes those loose ends in our life do not only need to be tied up but woven in.  How do I … 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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