Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Prayer for Today (26-Jan-14)

God of Blazing light,
through the power of the cross you shattered our darkness,
scattering the fears that bind us
and setting us free to live as your children.
Give us courage and conviction
that we may joyfully turn and follow you
into new adventures of faithful service,
led by the light that shines
through Jesus Christ our Savior.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Prayer for Today (19-Jan-14)

Perfect Light of revelation,
as you shone in the life of Jesus,
whose epiphany we celebrate,
so shine in us and through us,
that we may become beacons of truth and compassion,
enlightening all creation with deeds of justice and mercy.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Prayer for Today (12-Jan-14)

God of grace and glory,
you call us with your voice of flame
to be your people, faithful and courageous.
As your beloved Son
embraced his mission in the waters of baptism,
inspire us with the fire of your Spirit
to join in his transforming work.
We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Prayer for Today (5-Jan-14)

O Holy One,
heavenly angels spoke to earthly shepherds
and eternity entered time in the child of Bethlehem.
Through the telling of the Christmas story,
let our temporal lives be caught up in the eternal
in that same child,
that we might join shepherds and all the heavenly host
in praising the coming of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Post In Which I Look Ahead At 2014

Just about this time over the last 2 years, I posted blog post sharing My One Word for each year. In 2012, My One Word was eucharisteo. In 2013, My One Word was create.

This year, my word is going to be a more private experience. I don't plan to blog about it monthly like I did (or tried to do) last year. I will tell you that my word for 2014 will be affirm. I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I work through a multitude of experiences and things during my year of affirm.

I do have some goals that I want to try to achieve in 2014. Some are fairly broad while others are more specific. I thought I'd share them here.

~I plan to continue sharing about the creative part of my life which includes knitting, spinning, and designing patterns on a month to month basis here on my blog. Hopefully that will include sharing about designing at least six knitting patterns, knitting at least two sweaters for myself, knitting at least six pairs of socks for myself, spinning at least five batches of fiber, knitting several preemie hats to donate to charity, and who knows what else!

~Keep a daily journal. I am using the Bullet Journal method of journaling (using it as a journaling system rather than a calendar system since we use Google Calendars that the 3 of us share for our daily calendars).

~Continue keeping a list of the eucharisteo/gifts/joys/Thanksgivings in my life. However, this year rather than keeping the list online, I will be keeping them in my daily journal.

~Read at least one non-fiction book each month of 2014. I read a lot! So much that you wouldn't believe me if I told you (I am a speed reader which makes reading go by so quickly). However, I tend to read mostly fiction. It is more difficult for me to read non-fiction books as I have to force myself to slow down my reading pace so that I can retain what I'm reading. I have several non-fiction books on my Kindle waiting to be read so I think this will be a good goal for me.

So, those are my goals for the year. Looking forward to seeing what 2014 holds for me, for us. Happy New Year!