Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

If you are going to know me well, you need to know that I live and move from a place of deep faith in God.  I am constantly seeking to grow spiritually.  On the other hand, if you are going to know me well, you also need to know that my feet are firmly planted on this planet.  I blame it on my name...Tara...which means "hill" and was the home of the ancient Irish kings.  My namesake comes with very earthy overtones.

One of the "consistent" practices I am trying to live in this year is, at the end of the day, to recollect my day and write a prayer.  This brings the everyday-ordinary, earthy part of my life to overlap and intersect with the lofty, spiritual side.  (Oh yeah...I am also taking a picture a day to go with each prayer too.)

Every once in a while, I'd love to share one with you.

{This one was inspired after photographing a FUN and full of faith family}....

The ancients have said children are a gift
But sometimes the gift feels far more burdensome than we ever expected
Then, there are days full of play and laughter
Where being silly and being together feels like worship

O God, remind us to play!!

Then, remind us to pray.
And help us see that on some days
Those two words are not at all very far apart! 

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

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