Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Drawing a Cretan or Classical Labyrinth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT9BdWMrvnA Note: the artist is making a right hand labyrinth, instruction are for a left hand labyrinth.  The method is the same; the difference is the starting point, which is from the top left hand short angle line to the top long center line. I love walking a labyrinth, … Continue reading Hand Drawing a Labyrinth Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Praying With Nature – Prayerful Tuesday

Last night was the Autumnal Equinox.  The Sun crossed that imaginary line in the sky called the celestial equator from north to south.  Spring begins in the southern hemisphere and fall officially begins here in the north.  I don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling ‘fall’ for some time now.  The nights are cooler, … Continue reading Praying With Nature – Prayerful Tuesday

Eating Locally as a Spiritual Practice – Prayerful Tuesday

  What does it mean to eat locally grown foods?  Well it doesn’t mean you eat only food grown in your area.  Rather it means you understand the importance of food or, as my friend David Bell says (Eating Locally, Artistically, justbetweentheridges.wordpress.com), the sacredness of food.  Eating food from a neighbor or a local farmer … Continue reading Eating Locally as a Spiritual Practice – Prayerful Tuesday

Eating Locally, Artistically

The work a farmer does is not only necessary to our existence it is a holy occupation, a sacred act, a connection between God, earth and us.

Ridged Valley Reflections

14.09.13

September 13, 2014

Belinda and I were asked to join a ten-day program to eat locally. Folk were hoping to get some statistics on how hard it is to eat food from within a 100-mile radius of our home. We didn’t join in, but it is harvest time and what isn’t grown in our garden is by one of our neighbors. This is our vegetarian time of year and local eating is easy.

The local movement has asked us all to consider eating locally for a while now. The local idea is moving along, but one needs only to drive through town and see the cars at Applebees, McDonald’s, Outback, and the slew of non-local eateries and know it has a long way to go.

Perhaps more folk could enjoy local foods if they understand locally does not mean never eat non-local foods. Rather local eating is about honoring…

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Forgiveness – Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 18:21-22: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. This week’s prayer practice comes from the lectionary readings.  In Matthew, Peter asks Jesus how many … Continue reading Forgiveness – Prayerful Tuesday

All Will Be Well – Prayerful Tuesday

  For the last couple of days I have been using a prayer book of a collection of Julian of Norwich’s writings as my meditation focus and I would like to share this morning’s prayer with you. Now our Lord reminded me of the desire for him I had earlier. I saw that nothing stood … Continue reading All Will Be Well – Prayerful Tuesday