|Raindrops. Raindrops. Raindrops.|
|To many thoughts for one day.|
It is only in God that I will find my hope and my salvation...that I will I find rest.
In the Evening Review, we are invited to reflect on the past day. Joyce says it can be before we get into bed, or as you are undressing, or as you are lying in bed...to reflect on the day we have just lived.
- How open or aware was I to the presence of God in my day?
- What kind of nourishment did I receive? What kind of nourishment did I give?
- Does anything need to be emptied out in order for me to be at peace tonight?
- For what do I thank God as I prepare to enter into sleep?
I wonder how this Evening Review is working for you. How has it been helpful or how has it been a bit difficult? Have you had any new insights once you look back on your day?
|Ruah is a feminine Hebrew word meaning|
breath, wind, inspiration or spirit.
I spent an hour this morning searching through videos to find something for Easter Sunrise. There are some amazing videos, with very graphic images. I realized my hands were clinched so tightly at times that my nails were digging into my palms. The reading this morning and then the videos seemed to give me a heightened awareness of God's presence.
At times, I have felt surrounded, and held. My mountain of tasks, did not feel as overwhelming as they normally might. I became a bit concerned when I could not quite grasp some of the material in my text book, yet...I was not reduced to tears!! I actually felt a sense of calm.
As unnerving were the videos I previewed, they were also a source of nourishment. I sensed that "filling" of my heart through out the day and couldn't help but smile when I was able to share a bit with others via email and phone. This figure of Ruah is a wonderful image for this day. Breathing in, I have felt nourished. Breathing out, I have felt that I shared God's grace and peace with the Universe. I have felt a part of this day. I have lived this day from a place of love.
I thank God again for the nudges to begin blogging. Knowing I would be sitting down to write, I have been paying more attention to my thoughts, my actions, my environment. And in the process, I have been blessed.
I have never had a G-Mail account, until I began this blogging adventure. Today I played with creating a theme on my main page. There were several nice possibilities, but I chose a beach scene. I had missed there was an ice cream cone stuck in the sand! And then later...there was an enveloped etched in the sand where the ice cream cone had been!
I so enjoy these kind of surprises!!!
Imagine though my big surprise when I searched for an image of Jesus for this evening's posting and the first thing that appeared was this...
I think God has a great sense of humor!
Loving God and Father of us all, grant me, and those who are joining me on this adventure, good rest during the night. Surround us with your love and fill us with your Spirit so that we might know peace. Amen.
Many Blessings ~ Sandi