Monday, December 22, 2008

Contemplative Christmas IV

Today marks the beginning of Week 4 of our SoulPerSuit Contemplative Christmas.

Throughout the month of December, we've been inviting folks to reflect on the Holiday season and share their observations. You can find our previous collective thoughts (and add your own) here:

Week I- Barn Smells
Week II- Bright Light
Week III- Singing

Right here on SoulPerBlog for another 2 weeks we'll be posting a theme phrase to reflect on and one or two Shuffle the Deck activities to kick start your creative thinking. All the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations of this Christmas season are at your disposal- you just need your Bible and your imagination.

This week's theme is:
Cradled in Arms

Optional Shuffle The Deck activities to get things rolling:

1) Cuddle up with something or someone that you love. Notice its weight in your arms, the surface texture, its smell, its breathing pattern. Enjoy a few moments of stillness together.

If you don’t readily find a thing, pet or person to cuddle with, think back to your favorite stuffed toy or blankie. What do you remember about it?

2) It's the beginning of some very hard times. What are some creative ways that we can serve this season or throughout the year?


So, what next? We are hopeful that the Holy Spirit will lead you in worship over the next week.
If you'd like to worship and reflect quietly then you don't need to do anything.
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1 comment:

Amy said...

I have posted over at haven-space and am blown away by the love I found in this reflection.