Thursday, August 25, 2005

These are a few of my favorite things

I won't say it's the top, but it's pretty close. Here's one of my favorite spiritual practices: when it's dark out, draw a bath, include bubbles or oils as you please. Light some candles, put on a good CD (my choice: Sarah McLachlan's Mirrorball), and just zone out. Enjoy the bath, the music, the candles. If there's anything on your heart, lift it up to God, and then let go and enjoy your bath. This particular practice was a staple of mine during the last semester of seminary!

2 comments:

Involved said...

I used to fume at traffic lights and feel myself become stressed and anxious. Now I have decided to use these pauses in my life to pray for our brothers and siters in Illubabor Bethel Synod in Ethiopia. I don't close my eyes [because I don't want to hear honks from other drivers when the light changes] but I just remember them and hold them up to God.

Amy said...

That's a wonderful way to avoid stress and remember our friends in Ethopia. I wish I had thought of that when I had been living in Atlanta. Could have gotten a lot of good prayer time in there!