I love using this cross as a fidget tool when having conversations with young people who engage so much better when their hands are busy. It is beautifully carved and I love the faint scent of olive.
I wasn't expecting much, it's just a wooden cross, but I thought it would be neat to place on a side table as a sort of curiosity. But I found that sometimes when I am especially worried or contemplative, I enjoy picking it up to hold and touch while I'm praying. I can fidget with it as I form my prayer and it provides a sense of comfort that as I am turning it over in my hands, I am literally turning it over to god with my prayer, and that he understands my worry and participates in the solution with me. One of those purchases you love way more than you knew you needed. Yay!!
I love this book. It has been a great way to begin my time with the Lord each morning. It's been a wonderful way to join in prayers and scripture that many others are also praying--a deep reminder that we are not walking this journey alone. I have also very much appreciated the midday and evening prayers as a great rhythm to incorporate into my day. I also appreciate the way it reflects on key dates in history as an often sober reminder of where we have been as we seek to pursue the Kingdom on this earth.
I have always understood prayer as a conversation with God, which with my ADHD, means that I get off track within 5 minutes. This book has given me some beautiful structure with prayer, song, and scripture to begin my day and then to have a point to focus on throughout my day when I need a break from work. It has been a centering experience for me.
An incredibly beautiful book. The gold embossing, the illustrations, the acknowledgement of such ordinary holiness is wonderful! I would say that some liturgies went on a little bit, but I liked that some of them also had shorter versions to choose from. I think I may annoy my friends when I show up with a liturgy for EVERY occasion, but hopefully in the long run they'll thank me 🤪.
This book of Psalms for young children is a beautiful collection of writings based on the Palms, and connects wonderfully with my preschooler. With his love of reading, I am thankful to be able to help him begin to explore the Psalms through this book.