Renewal of Creation
Renewal of Life
Renewal of Sight
Renewal of Hope
Renewal of Spirit
A friend recently described one of the images above as a “visual mantra” … a partnering of words that was very pleasing to my soul.
Inspired by prayers written by Rev. Melissa Johnson Bills for the Tenth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA, it’s my hope that working on the images is preparing me for the “All Anew” theme of the Gathering.
Some morning journaling time with a page awaiting completion led to an invitation outside. See the burning bush at the lower left of the second photo? When I got closer, I realized there were white blossoms on it, just doing their thing, opening to Love. Perhaps I should have removed my slippers… they’re quite wet now. 🙂
The Gospel liberates the inner light of love; and love can hold paradox.
I am moved by the mystery of how light is both particle and wave, depending on the questions you ask of light. I don’t pretend to understand what that means. Somehow I trust that Love has the power to hold that mystery.
Curiosity about the origin of the word ‘attention’ led to this image. Of all that swirls, once in a while there is connection.
“Everything is in relationship with everything else.” ~Richard Rohr
It seems that even the very pages of my journal are supporting this message.
“May I stay forever in the stream.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
I’m beginning a new online journaling session through the season of Lent, dwelling in the wisdom of Mary Oliver’s Upstream and Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations.
Finisterre… a place of wild imagination!
Grateful to have partnered with friends at LEAD to offer free Lenten Resources for use by individuals, congregations and small groups.
Check them out here – http://waytolead.org/portfolio-item/lent-2017/
This design and others can be downloaded in black and white for your own coloring.
“The utter vulnerability of silence” is a phrase from a recent Richard Rohr Daily Meditation that caught my attention, so I gave it a home in my journaling.
Later I added “echoes Christ.”
It’s a mystery to me why this image on silence is one that I’m choosing to share, especially after a weekend that was about women giving voice to an alternative vision.
The utter vulnerability of silence echoes Christ.
I do know that when my own activity is rooted in the quiet, I tend to be more true to who I am and act with more intention toward what I believe.
May we all have the courage to both enter the silence and echo the Christ in our lives.