You are Beloved

You are Beloved

We have wounded hearts. Hearts which are cold, frightened, frantic, busy, shame-ridden, broken, and heavy.  Through care, contemplation, and sharing and Grace and Love, we can heal our wounded hearts.

If we allow our losses and failures to define us forever, we give into spiritual inertia and our journey as spiritual beings slows or stops altogether. But if we look at woundedness, claim it and hand them over to a Higher Power, that Higher Power can use all of it as building blocks on the way to recovery.

You are not alone. There is always a guide, a teacher, a coach, a director – SOMEONE – who can help you back on the path.  Freed from our inertia, we can once again move and dance and sing with all creation and Creator. No matter what is happening – You are Beloved.

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Seeing Sacred Spaces

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I am always renewed and refreshed when I am able to visit the convent and grounds of Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg as I did yesterday. It was beautiful, breezy summer day at the ‘Burg and I found myself walking the grounds with my new DLSR camera snapping photos and reflecting. Unhurriedly, I studied the surroundings for good pics and felt myself re-anchoring, refocusing and re-centering. All was seemingly right with my world.

The ‘Burg is a sacred space for me. A space to encounter the Creator and Creation. A space for reflection, for rest, for pause. A space to breathe in Grace and Love. I drove home with good pics and a renewed spirit.

What are sacred spaces for you? In what places do you encounter the Creator, the Divine, the Holy? How are ordinary places sacred for you?

I hope this day you are able to experience sacredness in the spaces around you.

Blessings,

Christy

Upcoming Events

I will be presenting two workshops in June at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center in Oldenburg, Indiana.  These workshops are co-sponsored by the Oldenburg Franciscan Center.

Thursday, June 14, 2018: Praying with your smartphone
$15.00
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This workshop will help you learn to use your smartphone, email or apps to enhance your spirituality. Make technology another tool in growing in your faith! Please bring your phone or tablet. http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs-register-here.html

Sat., June 23rd:​​​ Francis, Creation Spirituality & John Denver
$45.00
​9:30 am-2:30 pm $45 includes lunch

​Both St. Francis of Assisi and John Denver saw God in the beauty and wonder of Creation. Through the music and lyrics of John Denver, this workshop will explore creation centered spirituality and our response to Creation through prayer and reflection.   http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs-register-here.html

Contact the Oldenburg Franciscan Center to register.

 

 

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