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Another Canticle from Morning Prayer; Ecce, Deus
Morning Prayer gives me direction for the day and orients me to God. The Canticle generally used for Mondays is Ecce, Deus, from Isaiah; I have posted it just below. I have always especially loved the first verse: "Surely, it is God who save... Read more
Quaerite Dominum - Canticle for the Day
Canticle 10 The Second Song of Isaiah
Quaerite Dominum Isaiah 55:6-11
Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *
call upon him when he draws near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways *
and the evil ones their thoughts;
And let ... Read more
A new awareness
I am beginning to accept some relationships the way they are instead of how I wish they would be. This takes so much energy and I am tired. I also see that as I do this "honest emotional work" I have food in its place. I am having, in fact, to p... Read more
One thing I have to do is to grieve.....
...................I've been avoiding this for a long time. My mother doesn't really love me.
I'll be 61 soon, and I've tried for most of my life to find approval from her. It was a complicated family and I am the oldest one and the parentifi... Read more
More than Numbers
I just watched Chris Downie (aka SparkGuy) talk about the difference between lifestyle changes and diet. Now I know all of this and really, I am after a lifestyle change, but what he said in this 5 or so minute blurb really oriented me to the la... Read more
Quite excited here! I just ordered a FitBit Zip. It will be here on the 30th and I cannot wait to sync it with SP. Thanks MOTHEPRO for your comments. ... Read more
Moderation in Fitness
I just ran through my coaching session on Moderation. I'm much farther on a healthy path with tracking food than I am with fitness. I have such an incredible negative attitude about this. I tried to start a Streak and did not continue. I dig m... Read more
I'm ready. Its a small step and I've been putting it off. I've been scared, and oh, I don't know what else. *But* I am starting a STREAK today for the next 30 days.....a minimum of 10 minutes a day of exercise. That's doable. It's time. I'm exci... Read more
Rest in Peace, Diane
Today is May 15 and my thoughts turn to my sister, Diane. It would have been her 55th birthday today and I wonder what she would have been like at this age - how she would have grown and what her sense of humor would have been like.
Diane ... Read more
I teach at a university and it is graduation week. Very busy....and I'm glad I'm with SP, where I am maintaining the discipline of tracking food and spending time with SparkCoach and the community. In much of my adult life I would be out of co... Read more
Its always time for Extreme Self Care
Oh, I am getting stronger, I realize. I am more stable in my intentions and activities -- this was not always the case! Its evident, I know, that I have not taken good ca... Read more
A Prayer of Self Dedication
From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), one of my favorites, often said at Evening Prayer. Keeping this in my heart and mind places me where I need to be in order to work towards health and well-being.
A Prayer of Self-Dedication
Almight... Read more
St. Teresa d'Avila
Nada te Turbe
Let nothing disturb you,
nothing afright you.
Whom God possesses
in nothing is wanting.
Alone God suffices.
All things are passing.
God never cease... Read more
I just thought I would write an entry about a major point of stability in my life -- the Daily Office. Or, daily prayer. the first "office" is Morning Prayer, which is a set of prayers, canticles, psalms, and appointed readings for the day. Alwa... Read more
Out of Routine
I'm really trying to be flexible, but I recognize that being out of my routine leaves me feeling very anxious. I was able to work at home all last week and therefore have control of my schedule and my food. So, today, I'm hosting an all day meet... Read more