Favorite Tools is today's #igquiltfest2023 prompt of the day. I shared this picture as it accurately sums up all of my favorite tools. I'm preparing for the Quilters Color Mixer on Creative Spark, this will be on the overhead camera while we wait for the room to fill. Working through this 30 week retreat on … Continue reading Rivulets
"Jesus, I give you permission to interrupt my self defeating, God dethroning self talk. Amen." I found that quote somewhere, dropped it in here and thought, "I'll know both where it was from and what to share when I get back." It is Lent. I almost don't need to say more. Except that during Lent … Continue reading In Between
My Sweetie's Blond As long as I've known my Sweetie he's played the guitar. Not so much in recent years between life and the moves. I've longed to learn to play and thought, "oh one day I'll do it." When he asked what I wanted to do over the weekend -this was it. We started … Continue reading Building Callouses
Lent begins soon. The other day in an email from our local retreat center this came in: I remember about one week before Christmas, Fr. Harry said at mass “there are six weeks until Lent begins” and added, “you know the Crib and the Cross are never that far apart.” Ash Wednesday is two weeks … Continue reading Invitation
Effects, Understanding, & Prayer
Happy Wednesday! There are moments when I want to publish all the thoughts. To share all the things that profoundly move me in some way. This is in someways that post, and in others not so much. On TerifiCreations I shared I had Plans referring back to other days where I had plans that went … Continue reading Effects, Understanding, & Prayer
Fallow & Struggle
What an incredible joy it is for Twenty twenty-three to begin on Sunday. New week, new year. I have a new planner coming soon that will in some sense continue Cultivate and begin the year with Tenacity. Well done me for tying these two words together. Since beginning this post the new planner arrived, to … Continue reading Fallow & Struggle
Savor the Graces
The benefit of practicing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in this 30 week retreat format is learning how to Savor the Graces of the week. This is the same kind of practice, or a similar practice to Spiritual Direction wherein you look for the ways God is working in your life, in this moment. … Continue reading Savor the Graces
Of Exercises, Putting out into the deep, and Imagination
I ask you to permit me this brief detour before diving into the rest of the post, though as I continue thinking it is related. Prayer is, as you know, a conversation between God and ourselves. And the word from the Lord is, "trust the process and be patient through it. Be present, I have … Continue reading Of Exercises, Putting out into the deep, and Imagination
According to our friends at Merriam-Webster fallow means: usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season On the kitchen counter is the batch of cinnamon rolls I baked this morning. I make cinnamon rolls once, maybe twice a year, enjoying both the process of making and the decadent delight of … Continue reading Fallow
Happy New Year!
First Sunday/Week of Advent 2022 into 2023 Welcome to the beginning of the Liturgical Year, reading cycle A, year 1. Sundays on the Go by Fr Albert Haase arrived just in time for the First Sunday of Advent. I finished Mysterion by Fr Harrison Ayer one Sunday afternoon just before the beginning of Mass and … Continue reading Happy New Year!