Release What You Take

The third line of the prayer I am studying this year begins with release. If my word for 2014 is "receive", then my word for 2013 should have been "release". I released many things that year - my sons, one of my roles at church, my youth (I turned 50), trying to fix those I … Continue reading Release What You Take

Receive What You Give

Last year (2013), Mark and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. We had wanted to go back to Bali, but as the time approached, we realized that was too far, too expensive and we had been there, done that. We wanted someplace new. The Caribbean was our answer. Tropics, familiar flora, ocean, papaya, snorkeling - heaven! So we ended … Continue reading Receive What You Give

Let Go and Release

My first assignment for the new year in my spiritual practices course at Kavannah House, was the "Grand Examen". This is the process of looking closely at my past year to see what has happened and to notice where I sensed God's presence with me.   So, I pulled out my journals for the year and began to flip … Continue reading Let Go and Release