Cooking with the Holy Spirit

I stayed home from church today.  I stayed to make soup with the Holy Spirit. Not just any soup mind you, but my own Vegetable Soup. You know the kind, soup filled with chopped fresh potatoes, celery, carrots, turnips, garlic and shallot and fresh herbs.  All of them carefully chopped up into bit sized pieces. … Continue reading Cooking with the Holy Spirit

Prepare — Prayerful Tuesday

3 A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 The other Sunday I and a friend of mine were in charge of the coffee hour after worship.  It was going to be a cold November day and I wanted to … Continue reading Prepare — Prayerful Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Communion Blessing Holy Presence, on a day of sharing, a day of remembering, a day of covenantal renewal we ask your blessing on this feast we are to share. A cup to drink, bread to eat, the meal you have prepared. We accept your invitation to feast to welcome all who travel with us. .  … Continue reading Morning Prayer

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

Breaking Bread

Luke 24:30-31a When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; [This was my Spiritual Practice offering this week for Prayerful Tuesday on the Cloaked Monk Blog] I attended the 2013 Turner Lectures in Yakima … Continue reading Breaking Bread