December 12th– the third Monday of Advent (REfill)

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cup59Today’s Scripture: 

Read * Reflect * Respond * Rest (instructions for Lectio Divina)

By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

 By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.
You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.
Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs;
you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. ~ Psalm 65:5-8  NRSV

 

 

Questions with your Cup – Advent Week 3: *re•fill /rē’fil/ (verb) to fill (a container) again

How is your empty cup like the empty places in your life? How do you feel about that?

 

Meditations:

Be with those who help your being. ~ Rumi

 

Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. 9 times out of 10, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry, it will break your heart. ~ Annette Breaux

 

What if you wake up someday, and you’re 65 or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice comfortable tummy; and you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. ~ Anne Lamott

 

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me. ~ Thomas Merton

 

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ ~ C.S. Lewis

 

Prayer: *pray for this process of filling and refilling.

For broken crayons and lives that still color, Lord hear our prayer. #creditpinterest

#cupofwonder #cupofwonder16 #lordhearourprayer

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