It is so easy to lose focus and become enmeshed in unimportant things,at least for me.Writing helps me to get that focus back and I haven't been doing that either.So,if you will allow,I'll drift through the last few weeks and hit the highlights of the good that is in my life waiting to be relished.
My Granddaughter is slight ,has blond hair,bright eyes and small wire glasses.She was born prematurely and weighed so very little that we had only a drop of hope that she would be with us nine years later.Her least favorite day is Tuesday which coincidently was mine as a child.She is a champion speller and when I babysat this week,I found this written in her notebook:"I love the person that I am."Isn't that wonderful?.When did you last feel that way,especially as a child ?I want to sit with her and ask her why she feels that way.
Contemplative Outreach is a group dedicated to spreading Centering Prayer.I submitted one of my posts for their March e-bulletin and they will publish it.I will be a published author which,as you know,I never expected to be and the timing was God's because I was just ready to hang up my writer's towel.If one person finds and becomes open to this sacred method of prayer because of my humble meditation, I can die in peace.
The Blue Nuns are a group of friends who meet monthly at my house to pray and seek God's will.The night before our first meeting three years ago,I had a profound dream.A small group of women,dressed in blue robes, were kneeling quietly in a darkened,candle lit chapel.In the row in front was the Lord,head bowed ,kneeling in prayer also.We prayed with Him and thus became the blue nuns.
On February 7th, we met again and were given powerful direction:
-never leave God's presence.
-we are not to be moved.
-we have been called for this time.
-we who know God have to see the gift we have to be His instruments of redemption.
-in the quiet of our hearts,we should know Him and in the quiet of our hearts,we should love Him.
This is the focus that is so easy to lose.What am I about ?What is resting on my mind most of the time?