Art in Heaven
I began the practice of praying the Daily Office as a Lenten study. It is a practice I plan to continue. So, just as I feed my body four times a day, I now feed my spirit.
But I was having a bit of trouble with The Lord’s Prayer each time I came to it within the office. Why was it said four times each day? It seemed repetitive. My prayer lacked any real feeling or understanding. I was rushing through the words.
I asked Rory, our St. Timothy resident expert (of many things), for help. Rory suggested a technique of reading through the prayer and through the Psalms slowly, using my breath, speak in a monotone and allow a phrase or word to “jump out at me.” And where the phrase or word “spoke” to me, stop. Think about it for a moment and let it sink in. Meditate on the word(s) until I felt ready to move on.
Last night “…art in heaven…” jumped out at me. Still does.
Yesterday I went to my first (their second) Art Quilt Group meeting at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Olympia. I am REALLY excited about the opportunity to meet with like-minded ladies and learn from them!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the picture (above) is a hint at what I have been working on for Easter Sunday. I started it last year but was afraid it was too bright and bold for St. Timothy’s, so I put it away, unfinished. Oh boy was I ever wrong!! Easter morning is glorious at St. Timothy’s, it’ll take your breath away.