Brenda Bayne

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  • Each Hour a Miracle
  • Posted by Brenda Bayne on February 19, 2023 at 4:32 pm in reply to: Add Your Prayer Requests Here #133157

    Prayers ???

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on February 14, 2023 at 4:31 pm in reply to: Add Your Prayer Requests Here #132962

    Adding my prayers Marie , and I join in your prayer Kathleen

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on February 13, 2023 at 4:39 pm in reply to: Add Your Prayer Requests Here #132883

    Prayers for Lynn and for you luanndipaglia, as you travel alongside and care for Lynn.

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on February 12, 2023 at 7:19 pm in reply to: Add Your Prayer Requests Here #132871

    Holding all in prayer

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on January 16, 2023 at 1:35 pm in reply to: Sunday January 15: The Mystery Beyond All Things #131522

    Thank you Susan.  I had not known of Constance Fitzgerald.

    Sunday’s email touches me deeply, it is too deep for words at this point, perhaps I will not ever be able to articulate it.  I certainly cannot articulate those fleeting moments of non-duality, usually out in nature, when I know and have a felt-sense that all is One.  Too fleeting to grasp which perhaps is a good thing…

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on January 8, 2023 at 2:52 pm in reply to: Add Your Prayer Requests Here #131049

    My prayers Tim

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on December 12, 2022 at 10:35 pm in reply to: Sunday December 11: Are You The One? #130030

    Thank you for this sublime music, my heart soared and tears came to my eyes.  A blessing indeed.
    I aim to do my best to “improve the air quality” by remembering to bless as I go thru each day.
    As always, deep gratitude for these Word of the Week emails and zoom sessions, they challenge and enrich how I am in daily life.

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on November 27, 2022 at 11:58 am in reply to: Sunday November 27: Be Vigilant #129530

    Thank you for this prayer and for the Tao Te Ching verse:

    Do you have the patience to wait
    till your mud settles and the water is clear?
    Can you remain unmoving
    till the right action arises by itself?
    – The Tao Te Ching, chapter 15, as translated by Stephen Mitchell, 1988

    This verse has lived on my fridge for a long time and I often contemplate it when in my kitchen, reminding myself to wait with open mind and heart for whatever comes next.   It is a great joy to find it in this weeks Word.

    Blessings of Advent

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    Posted by Brenda Bayne on November 22, 2022 at 8:40 am in reply to: Sunday November 20: Awaken in Christ’s Body #129473

    Thank you Carolyn, I had not seen a lifted host and “The Body of Christ” as “…she is naming me”.

    Thank you Pamela and team for Symeon in Sunday’s email.  Practising really gazing at and seeing my hands etc as Christ’s body is profound.  I have intellectually understood and tried to live Symeon’s “we wake up in Christ’s body” and Teresa of Avila’s, “Christ has no body now but yours”  as God in this world through me, through all of us, but actually focussing in this way is a visceral experience for which I am deeply grateful.
    Sending much gratitude for all you do for us ??

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on November 15, 2022 at 11:24 am in reply to: Sunday November 13: Our private, self-made worlds come to an end #129309

    I too am grateful to Jan Richardson, and touched deeply.  Thank you WotW for choosing this piece and for all you do for us.

    Deep bow of gratitude ??

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    Posted by Brenda Bayne on November 8, 2022 at 11:31 am in reply to: Sunday November 6: Jump, children, jump! #129204

    “… In you, Lord, I embrace this moment as it is.”

     

    I have been practicing this even more this year than previously and my son is having a crash course in this as he’s had to live through seven months of scans, tests and numerous delays, to finally be told he does not have cancer.  However he does need an operation to repair two hernias.  Last week he was told the wait will be up to two years!

    I find that when anything of such and larger magnitude happens to any of us, the only way to live with it is to live as fully in the present as possible.  This is a lot easier to write than to continually do.

    Thank you so much for this Prayer of the Heart – I will write it in my Minute Book.

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on October 4, 2022 at 12:49 pm in reply to: Sunday August 21 – Harvest in The Healing Place #128561

    I wasn’t able to get to Sunday’s Word u Til this morning – I was taken aback by the opening lines How long O Lord?  I have been praying this along with Ps 13 for a couple of weeks.  Neither in their entirety for I do not despair that God does not hear me and I know and sense God with me, nevertheless, how long?, as I watch both my adult children with health problems.
    Thank you for the verses from Lamentations at the end, I am comforted by them.

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on September 4, 2022 at 7:15 pm in reply to: Sunday September 4: A Prayer for Wisdom #127637

    Holding you, Susan, and the terrifying situation in the Love and Light.

    Kathleen, I’m with you in listening to the body which never lies, whereas my mind/our minds can lead me/us in a not so-merry dance.

    and Tim, Thomas used to say that sometime the only prayer we can utter is “Help”.  And sometimes that needs to be a shut for “HELP!”

     

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on August 23, 2022 at 10:57 am in reply to: Sunday August 21 – Harvest in The Healing Place #127480

    “You are not dead yet, it’s not too late
    to open your depths by plunging into them
    and drink in the life
    that reveals itself quietly there.”
    – Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, Du siehst, ich will viel, from Rilke’s Book of Hours

    I know;  and yet it is always so very reassuring and encouraging to be reminded that it’s never too late to keep growing and to go deeper, wider, more fully and ever so gently “towards God’s door of love”.
    And then through that door when the time comes.

    Posted by Brenda Bayne on June 28, 2022 at 8:06 pm in reply to: Sunday June 26: Plough the Furrow of Love #125445

    Prayers for Ernie, Tim.

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