Sacred Space

Here's something I wrote for my Spiritual Practices class this week: When my kids were small, we used to have a little altar set up in the front hallway. We put pretty leaves, feathers, flowers, and rocks there that had caught our fancy during walks. As the seasons progressed, so did our altar. Green leaves … Continue reading Sacred Space

I cannot keep up!

Hello friends, Things have been so very busy lately. I took on a few too many projects and the blog has suffered in the meantime. Here are some things I've been up to: The BYOB class, which turned more into just daily writing about my feelings about the whole process about being in foster care … Continue reading I cannot keep up!

Spiritual Practices: Pilgrimage

Photo by Bishal Sapkota on Pexels.com For our last UU Spiritual Practices class, we talked about Pilgrimages. Pilgrimages are associated with many religions. Christians visit places associated with Christ's earthly life. Their motives for pilgrimages usually include penance, thanksgiving, and a desire to obtain supernatural help. Things that are involved in a UU pilgrimage: transformation, … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Pilgrimage

Feast of Tabernacles

You know how we thought the Feast of Tabernacles last year was weird? Yeah, this year is weirder. If you are new to this blog and do not know: we are an interfaith household. My husband's family belong to the United Church of God. More info on the Feast of Tabernacles can be found here. … Continue reading Feast of Tabernacles

Spice of Life Crochet

I came to this realization the other day that I am a much more happy, productive Lisa when I am crafting. I really enjoyed doing those dolls, using my hands for more than just typing. When I craft, the back of my brain can work on writing thoughts while my hands do something else for … Continue reading Spice of Life Crochet

Spiritual Practices: Retreats

Photo by Kate Trifo on Pexels.com This week in Spiritual Practices class, we discussed retreats. What is a retreat for your spirit? It's a time apart to reflect, pray, and meditate, usually somewhere around three to four days in length (but it can be as short as a day). It can be done as a … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Retreats

VoG: Creativity Doll and Inner Editor Monster Doll

Today (or whichever day I am currently on that may or may not be the right day - it's hard to keep track with the group calendar changing) we were supposed to make two different kinds of dolls: one a Creativity Doll and one an Inner Editor Monster Doll. I have a lot of random … Continue reading VoG: Creativity Doll and Inner Editor Monster Doll

Hospitality and Belonging

This week in Spiritual Practices class we talked about how the Unitarian Universalist faith is a covenantal faith. We are a community that welcomes the strangers because we were all once the stranger. I grew up Lutheran, for the most part, until I was 15 or so. I don't remember hearing much about this topic … Continue reading Hospitality and Belonging

Treasure Map

The last collage style thing we were supposed to do this week was make a treasure map of what we wanted our future to look like. I made mine a "From Here to There" style map. I know y'all are all laughing at the bottom middle one, but it's the hardest thing to do for … Continue reading Treasure Map

Another Day, Another Collage

I had to go out and purchase more magazines. I tried a couple local thrift shops and in one I found National Geographics from the early 80's, which was perfect because these next couple collages were supposed to be things from Birth-Age 5 and Ages 6-10. Even more perfect: one had a whole section on … Continue reading Another Day, Another Collage