Monday, January 14, 2013
What do I consider the greatest graces of the past year"
Now, as we are limited in time, what do I really want to share? I am thinking that I found the Psalm from the Concord Pastor's blog that was given to me by my retreat director, has been one of the greatest graces of my year. I begin my prayer thinking "What an amazing grace that Jesus chooses to sit here with me..." I guess it is even more amazing to realize that God is always with me and with everyone and everything! The most transforming book I have read last year was Ilia Delio's "The Emergent Christ" as it made me realize that whatever I do is helping or hindering the evolution of the Cosmic Christ. I have also been enjoying her other books. The third grace is perhaps harder to explain but it has made a big difference in my life. My addiction to playing Scrabble on my Kindle is what keeps me so conscious of this grace. It seems that whenever a word does not work out where I want to play it, I find another spot that is so much better and more valuable; well, that is what I see happening in my own life. Something does not work out the way I had planned or hoped and God shows me a much better way and one that is worth so much more.
Well, now I have shared with you again what is going on in my life - this sharing, which sometimes means I am putting my soul out there for all to read- has also been a grace for me during the past year. I sit down at the computer and the Holy Spirit takes over; at least I think it is the Spirit who inspires the words that seem to flow without my knowing from where they are coming.
I am more convinced than ever that blogging can be a real ministry.
I guess I also want to share about my keeping a gratitude journal for several months last year and now trying to concentrate on joy.