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. 🙂
pondering agápē and agāp(e); the first a noun meaning selfless love, the second an adjective meaning ‘with mouth wide open as in wonder’
“Divine potentiality–beautiful, fathomless, endlessly creative–projects itself into form in order to realize fully the depths of divine love… The act of loving brings hidden potential to full expression, and the more intimate and costly the self-giving, the more precious the quality of love revealed.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus
sermon notes from Sunday’s worship at Faith Lutheran in Leavenworth
I was attracted to the light shining through a stained glass window as it was casting an aura of light around the people it was touching. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it before.
In a recent conversation, a friend shared a safety practice of 20-20-20: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to spot any safety risks. It made me wonder what it would be like to do a 20-20-20 grace check: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to give thanks for the gifts and graces present.
With attention and love, miracles are discovered.
I find it intriguing that the word ‘miracles’ contains the Spanish command, ‘Mira,’ which means ‘Look.’
One of our final exercises from the Theological Conference was to create a mantra.
This was the one I shared:
Be loved. Trust your wonder.
We’ve never sung this song before.
Today I share an image inspired after watching a meteor shower from the deck of the River House. The meteors were shooting through the sky so quickly that by the time I realized that I had seen one, it had already disappeared. All that remained was the WOW.
‘Is not my word like fire,’ says the LORD. ~Jeremiah 23:29
All nature sings the earthy life.
What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence. ~Claude Monet
The Sufi tells of the disciple who asked the elder, “Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?”
“As little as you can do the make the sun rise in the morning.”
“Then, of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?”
“To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.”
~a story told by Joan Chittister