Blessings of Earth (Day 35)

July 11, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Happy Sunday, Fellow Travelers: Today we practice receiving God’s blessing through the abundant gifts of the earth. Ask nothing of yourself today except to love God, love yourself and love your neighbor. Know that even when you are not producing, not hustling, not even trying to be good, God is always on your side– not […]

Earthiness and Communion (Day 33)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Christ, rising in me like Bread! Knead me into the shape you desire for my life. And allow me to be nourishment for others. Amen Focus Phrase: Feast Scripture Reading: Psalm 34:8; John 6:35 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 120b-129a  (Chapter Three: Sister Earth, Sections: Feasting and […]

Sacred Garden (Day 32)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Creator God, a True Gardener: take me on a seeing tour of the garden of my soul. Show me hidden things I need to see for encouragement, enjoyment and health. Focus Phrase: Sacred Garden Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:8; Isaiah 58:11 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 116b-120a  (Chapter Three: Sister […]

Holy Mountain (Day 31)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Holy God, give me strength and confidence like a mountain! And help me follow the example of Jesus who went into the mountains to pray. Focus Phrase: Holy Mountain Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:12 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 111b-116a  (Chapter Three: Sister Earth, Section: Holy Mountain.) Spiritual Direction: My […]

Tree of Life (Day 30)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Spirit of Christ, our Tree of Life: Rise up in me, rooting me deeply in the ground and inspiring me to extend my branches far into the sky. Amen (Adapted from Christine Valters Paintner) Focus Phrase: Tree of Life Scripture Reading: Psalm 52:8; Genesis 2:9; John 15:5; Psalm 1:1-3 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, […]

Earth and Creation (Day 29)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: All praise be Yours, my God, through Sister Earth, our mother; Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces various fruits and colored flowers and herbs. Amen (St. Francis of Assisi) Focus Phrase: Praise for Sister Earth! Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:5 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 103-106a (Chapter Four: […]

Blessings of Water (Day 28)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Happy Sunday, Fellow Travelers: Today we practice receiving God’s blessing through the great gift of water. Ask nothing of yourself today except to love God, love yourself and love your neighbor. Know that even when you are not producing, not hustling, not even trying to be good, God is always on your side– not […]

Baptism and Blessing (Day 27)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Baptism, may I receive anew each day the joys of blessing, cleansing and renewal that are made known to me through the great gift of water. Focus Phrase: Baptism Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-4; John 3:5; Mark 1:9-11 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 95b-102 (Chapter Two: Sister […]

The Gift of Greenness (Day 26)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Greenness, bring moistness and vigor to my life so that I might savor the experience of your energy moving through me out into the world. Amen. Focus Phrase: Green Scripture Reading: Psalm 23 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 92b-95a (Chapter Two: Sister Water, Section: Viriditas.) Spiritual Direction: […]

Wells, Springs and Fountains (Day 25)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Living Water, take me into the flow of the great river of life. Lead me to discover the springs hidden in me, hidden in you, hidden in Us. Amen Focus Phrase: Fountains Scripture Reading: Psalm 36:8-9 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 88b-92a (Chapter Two: Sister Water, Section: […]