It’s another snowy Sunday here on the coast of Little Rhody and our church was cancelled for the second week in a row. What’s a girl to do but keep the cocoa, coffee and tea hot, bird-feeder full, and fridge stocked up with bread, milk and eggs, right? Naturally there is plenty of time to curl up and read my Bible, write up a storm and enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery. No worries, Spring will come soon enough. Meanwhile we can fatten up our souls and enjoy what God gives daily, whether snow, sleet, sunshine or rain.
The beginning of February, I asked you all if you would join me in a journey here when I put out a call for A Few Good Women…and a number of you heeded that call. Writing to God and Holey, Wholly, Holy (A Lenten Journey of Refinement) by Kris Camealy were the two top picks with Writing to God winning out by one vote. My blogging sister Nikki at Simply Striving is journeying through Kris Camealy’s book for those of you who have your heart set on using that book for this season. I have read the book and know it will bless you as you ponder the thoughts, scripture and prose shared by Kris and Nikki.
Beginning this Wednesday I would like to extend an invitation to you, dear friend, to join me for this journey.
Will you grab a pen and come along as we partner together “Writing to God- 40 Days of Praying With My Pen”?
We will also be using the additional Psalm Sunday through Easter Sunday section which will give us 47 Days total.
7 Wednesdays of community, writing and sharing Starting February 20th and going through April 3rd. Join me as we journey through Lent and beyond with our pens discovering the greatness of God and the stillness we long for through the practice of penning our prayers.
If you plan to join in, leave a comment. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please feel free to join in at anytime…
I will see you here on Wednesday, in the meantime links to purchase the book are at the bottom of this post!
About the Book From the Publishers Page:
If you love to write, or if you need to spark your creativity, this book is for you.
Writing to God offers forty insightful days of prayer and personal reflection. With poems and thoughts to prompt your own prayers, Writing to God will inspire you when you feel dry, help you voice your deepest complaints and greatest joys, and surprise you with fresh perspectives on God.
When verbal prayers feel stale, or you simply want to try something fresh, open this inviting guide and pray wherever the pen leads!
• Includes a special section of prayers and prompts for Holy Week and Easter.
• Includes some surprising prayers: Caffeine, A Lover’s Psalm, Recycling: A Prayer for Salvation, Feeling a Prayer, Traveling, On “Good Friday” Kind of Days, and many more!
“Praying by writing takes a prayer out of my head and makes praying a whole-body exercise: my creativity is sparked, my spirit fully focused, my muscles employed, my sense of touch and awareness of breath heightened. I felt more connected to prayer than I had ever experienced before.” –Rachel Hackenberg
Writing to God has a Facebook Page
Link for Paraclete Press.
and bookstores everywhere. Also available for quick download as Kindle and eBook.
The author graciously sent me a copy of this book upon my request.