Big Pray – chapter 13: Ukraine daily prayers

Big Pray Chapter 13: Daily prayers for Ukraine

Blackbird fly

A trip to Walmart… one full of succinct messages I never expected

Ok folks. To tell you the truth, I was just going to take a pic, post on a few social platforms, and talk about how cute and helpful this blackbird was, sitting on my car as I returned with my groceries from Walmart. I took a few pics, and when I went to make a vid out of it, I noticed the blue and yellow walls in the background.

Well, what to make of this? The horror and sadness of the war in Ukraine, hits me with sadness daily and I have to limit my YouTube time because of the amount of time I will spend scanning through all reputable media for updates. So, when I go to talk about this cute bird sitting on my car, I was smacked hard with the background colors.

I’m sharing this because the blackbird totem, speaks about protection. Protect your family, your job, your home, your friends… your country. Regardless of how painful this is to me, I will continue to scan the news, and pray, pray, and pray more. Will you?

Many blessings, Sandi

Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 63

Divine Mother

I think about ending 2021, not with a bang, but with gratitude. My year, my experience, though quiet and filled with solitude, brought me here – back to myself.

The nurturer in me, trying hard to nurture myself. As if I’ve had to become my own mother, mothering me. Where’s the divine in that? It’s in everything a mother does.

I’ve learned thus far, caring for me isn’t selfish. In reality, I’m a mother of fur-kids. It may be more possible and easier to be selfish when you’re single, and just have dogs and plants to look after. But it’s really not that easy.

I have ageing parents. And I’m still learning that balance. What can I do for them, what can I do for me? Questions that plague adult children caregivers, of ageing parents.

So here I am, as I attempt to gently go into 2022. Because that’s what a mother does: gently ushers her children into the new.

Many blessings folks, πŸ™πŸΌ Sandi

Pre-Lenten Challenge: day 66

Azra: does this mean holidays are over?
Let's face it, holidays can 
be very special, but full of blessings and surprises.
Some good, some not.

As we head into 2022, I'm taking the surprising peace and ease of Christmas day, into the wrapping up of 2021; a year of challenges and difficulties felt globally.

I'm praying for peace in a restless world. For guidance and hope. For all who are suffering, and for more tolerance collectively, for who we are, what we bring to the table, and positive interactions with each other.

What are you praying for?

Many blessings folks πŸ™πŸΌ, Sandi