Tag Archives: spiritual living

Gift #1177: Thanksgiving Prayer

For a couple of weeks I’ve been reading A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie.  It has morning and evening prayers listed for thirty one days.  I bought it on our last trip to Cincinnati.  Many, many years ago … Continue reading

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Gift #1175: York Minster

Well, you knew it wouldn’t be too long before I found another cathedral to blog about.  Today I’ll share with you York Minster, the crown jewel of York.  I was so excited to visit the Minster – it is one … Continue reading

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Gift #1172: The Legacy of Coventry

Are you ready for more cathedrals?  I hope so, because I have a very special one to share with you today.  Our last stop in the Midlands was to the town of Coventry, and the cathedral there shares a very … Continue reading

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Gift #1164: The Natural Wonder of Trees

A friend of mine re-posted this on Facebook today entitled “Natural Wonders”. “Every day a 40 foot tree takes in 50 gallons of dissolved nutrients from the soil, raises this mixture to its topmost leaves, converts it into 10 pounds … Continue reading

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Gift #1162: Sea and Selkies

“Sea and Selkies” was the theme for June’s Art Elements blog challenge.  Selkies form an intrinsic part of the culture and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  My introduction to selkies was from the movie “Secrets of Roan Inish”.  An … Continue reading

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Gift #1160: Woodland Wildflowers

Way back in January I claimed a word for the year: wonder.  I had gotten to a point last year where the cares of life were taking over and wanted to reclaim some sacred space in my heart and life … Continue reading

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Gift #1158: Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Here in my neck of the woods we’ve had a picture-perfect day.  After two days of cold temps and rain and wind, today dawned mild and beautifully sunny.  Bright blue sky and flowers have kept company all … Continue reading

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Gift # 1145: Wonderment

Happy New Year to you all!  Standing on the precipice of a new year is always a thrilling moment.  We can’t see beyond the horizon to what this year will hold in store, but we fill it with our hopes, … Continue reading

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Gift #1143: Coming Down

For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,     you came down,  Since ancient times no one has heard,     no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you,     who acts on behalf of those who … Continue reading

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Gift #1141: Winter Solstice, or moving out of the dark

Today is winter solstice (I love that word) and we’re finally at the point where all the days going forward will be slightly longer than the last.  Winter is a hard time for me – I miss the sun terribly … Continue reading

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