Sunday, November 16, 2008

THE LETTER "S"


"THE LETTER "S""
"MY ELEVENTH STEP RETREAT"


I will probably write several blogs about the 11th step retreat. It was a very full weekend and this first blog will need to be a little short. It's late and I have to get ready for my hospital gig in the morning.

Even though, as you all know, my favorite letter is "P". The "S" has replaced it for this retreat weekend. The letter "S" "S"poke to me as I listened and participated in all the retreat events. Before I list my collection of "S" words, I'll share a few favorite lines I jotted down as our retreat leader, Sister Marianne, spoke. You may have heard some of these already, but I love being reminded of them.

"God comes to us disguised as our life."
"My job is to get out of the way so God can speak."
"Guilt serves no purpose."
"None of us can take anyone else's journey for them."
"God puts the prayer in our hearts."

Now for the lovely "S" words:
Silence
Solitude
Serenity
Spirituality
Safety
Stillness
Sanctity
Sweetness
Saintly
Smile
Special
Soft
Smooth
Sanity
Strong
Speechless
Settled
Sunshine
Sustenance
Seek
Sanctuary
Service
Solar
Sun
Summer
Soothing Sounds
Share
Sacred
Solemn
Second chance
Simple
Silkworth (as in Doctor)
Sister (as in Ignatia)
Self-esteem
Slowly
Support
Steady
Serendipity
Sleep
Steve-a-roni
Shadow

Each word opens the door to great possibilities for meditation.

"S"weet Dreams,

Prayer Girl

12 comments:

Zanejabbers said...

Sweet Dreams to you sweet lady.

Shadow said...

hey! you forgot steve-a-roni!!!!!

Lou said...

Another saying I heard in church this week.."You don't have to find God. He will come and get you."

big Jenn said...

Glad you're back, I missed your Special,Soulfull,Sacred feedback. jeNN

PRAYER GIRL said...

"S" _ _ _! We both missed it. I'm adding the loveliest of "S" words to my list, "S"teve-a-roni.

Thanks "S"hadow! (another one)

Cat said...

Love the list of S's all wonderfully peaceful words.

Cat

Gabriella Moonlight said...

My favorite S word is Surrender!

Thank you for the Super Special, Spectacular, post!!!

Hugs, and Sweet Dreams
G

AlkySeltzer said...

This is for Lou, although she won't even see it--on your comment page, hee hee. Lou wrote:

"You don't have to find God. He will come and get you."

In other words:
"God could and would, if He were sought." (not CAUGHT!)

AlkySeltzer said...

Hey, another "S" word? SOUGHT?

Love, PG!
YOUR steveroni

Shadow said...

you're sweet, thank you.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Stupendous!

With Sureness I say you are spiritually blessed.

:)

Just Another Sober Guy said...

Must have been a splendid, super spiritual weekend! That is way more 'S' words than I could have come up with :) Thanx!

PEACE