…… PROTECTIVE JOY ….…8/18/2021 …. Wednesday….

How does one have joy in the midst of pain? How does one have peace within a chaotic, destructive world? How does one love with a broken heart?

My thoughts turn to prayer, to taking those deep breaths of connection to the Source of Life.

With a little more time, I suggest drawing, writing, dancing, swimming, using musical instruments … those activities that let your thoughts and feelings tumble out without mental brakes or worry of how to do something correctly getting in the way.

My own feelings were pretty raw this morning as the violence in Afghanistan flashed up first in my face, along with political cartoons, etc. Interesting that society is dealing with massive anxiety with all of this, not only available, but ever present.

Now more than ever, I need to be reminded of the Ever Present Presence of Love, Life-Creating, Peace-Restoring Gifts of the Holy here with us.

My prayers are not written out, molded into beautiful words, nor even meant to be. They are my raw experiences of Faith, Hope, and Love.

I invite you to pray with me:

Published by andshepondered

I'm an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, an attorney licensed in Tennessee, a mother of two grown children, and grandmother to one child with special needs who has helped me to be stretched, to ponder, to pray like never before, and to savor every blessing.

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