Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 15

Lectio Divina is the practice of divine reading where in we read, meditate, contemplate, and orate. We listen for a word, a phrase to contemplate, to live with. In a small group setting a discussion is part of the experience; alone I journal. After an experience in prayer the other night I started thinking about … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 15

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Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 14

Vulnerable Abandonment I'm in Jersey with a friend for the weekend and took the opportunity to go to St. Mary of the Pines for Mass once again spending time reflecting on the beautiful Crucifix. Remembering and reflecting on the experience in July of being loved, of accepting God's Love for me. Since that moment there's … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 14

Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 12

Peace! Be Still Over the last month or so I've been reading Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Bishop Robert Barron. Savoring really, as it's delightfully deep and rather accessible. While reading Chapter 6 A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church, and reflecting on life … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters: Day 12

Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 11

The Crucifx hanging over the alter captured my attention, keeping it through most of the personal prayer time and part of the Mass. Jesus seems to be standing, legs and arms strong and well defined, he's looking toward heaven,  I imagine him saying, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do." The Crucifix often depicts … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 11

Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 10

In our Body Quilting is, by it's nature, from beginning to end a tactile and visual experience. We experience every step of quilting through the senses of touch, and sight. If you're a hand quilter think about the motion of rocking the needle through the hooped up layers, loading the needle with consistent stitches, pulling … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 10

Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 9

The weather over the last few weeks has allowed me the opportunity to enjoy the back yard, the birds, reading, writing, and the local choir. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkQyVJ1DkMr/?taken-by=terilucas This has added to, completed, the sense of peace, renewal. (With a minor rather overwhelming detour into the land of unworthiness and insecurity.) These are moments bending low in … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 9

Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 8

Breathing. Inhaling. Exhaling. Seeking. Finding. Drinking. Refreshing. Thinking. Wondering. Seeking. Listening. Hearing. Wandering. Reminder. Calling. Knowing. Feeling. Wondering. Pondering. Praying. Seeking. Asking. Wanting. Needing. Thanking. Thanking. Thanking. Over the last week or so while praying I hear the word "write", having no clear direction for where to go, what to write. This morning pen in … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 8