Heart to heart

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The sweetness in your own heart sees the sweetness in others!!!


 Quote and image: Facebook page of Diana Shimkus (thank you, Diana)

Still paying attention 

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The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.
JON KABAT-ZINN

Possibilities 

 
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. –

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

“sweeter than knowing”

This story reminds us that nature and nurture often travel together. If you have never met a snowy owl be prepared to marvel once again at the wonder of creation.

A reflection from a mother and author, Priscilla Gilman

Benji and the Snowy Owl

How we can hear and see our ‘call’ while preparing to share our faith…

 July has given away to August. For many there are a few short days ahead before the schedule once again fills to capacity. There is one last trip to the beach house, the mountains, or even a little more holiday with extended family. All too soon the slower pace of summer will be a memory.

As these days are before us, I am reminded of all the people who have already rolled up their sleeves to prepare for another year of Sunday school  and opportunities for faith formation. For most people this preparation has filled a good part of the summer. Each of these dedicated program directors, teachers and volunteers  work diligently  as they discover creative ways to offer God’s good news in classrooms and parish gatherings.

In all the preparation it can be hard to take “holy time” for oneself. I came across this video and offer it as a resource for time when some support might be needed– something to encourage a moment for your own spiritual care. May you find the time for refreshment and renewal when possible. May you always know that the work to organize and support teachers and other assistants is critical for the church’s foundation. May you be blessed in the creative prayers of your children and the honest searching of your adults.

 enjoy…