UU Discussion Group, first session

Our spiritual practices group has segued into a discussion group now. We'll each be leading a session of our own topic choosing. We had our first session tonight and it went really well. Here's the quote we discussed: "It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is … Continue reading UU Discussion Group, first session

Spiritual Practices: Worship

In our UU Spiritual Practices class this week, we covered worship. Worship is about returning to what's worthy. Why do UU's do Sunday worship? To be reminded that we are part of a larger community, something more for us to pay attention to. Ritual: not just as part of worship tea or coffee in the … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Worship

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

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

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

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

What You Eat

Photo by Kai-Chieh Chan on Pexels.com This week in Spritual Practices class, we covered Eating Meditation and Walking Meditation. I was having an awkwardly laid out schedule, so I was starving just before class started and was eating pizza during the chat at the beginning. I'd forgotten it was Eating Meditation day and people were … Continue reading What You Eat

Vein of Gold conundrum

I've been doing mine longhand, but it's about killing my hand after three pages in the morning. Today's task has us writing a personal narrative and I've had to write another six handwritten pages in the afternoon. Our class calendar gives us three days to do 10-15,000 words of a personal narrative and I just … Continue reading Vein of Gold conundrum

My Vein of Gold Setup

My cute little notebook for Vein of Gold writing prompts. I'll do all of my Vein of Gold writing here and leave my regular daily notebook for other tasks.