Day Five of Nanowrimo

Despite my lack of planning on my official nano piece, things are going well. Since I am using Lady Air Pirates (the new story) to bribe myself to work on Caro's Quest (the older story I am supposed to be finishing this month) I am, in effect, doing a double nanowrimo this month. The whole … Continue reading Day Five of Nanowrimo

NaNoWriMo 2020

Another year, another NaNoWriMo. I prepped all October to finish up the rewrite for last year’s Nano novel (Caro's Quest) but then there’s been this other story this last week (Lady Air Pirates steampunk thing) that I cannot get out of my head, so I changed courses this morning and started on that instead. I’m … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020

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

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

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

Spiritual Practices: Liturgical Library

This week for our Spiritual Practices class, we were encouraged to make a library of spiritual or sacred texts. I wandered the house for hours, picking up books here and there, and piling them all up next to my bed. Nick and I had a long conversation about what we each thought should go in … Continue reading Spiritual Practices: Liturgical Library