Life … is a dance. In our relationship with God, we move forward, backward, left, and right, sometimes with rhythmic grace, sometimes resisting the One who would lead us. In relationships with family and friends, our choices, thoughts, and actions complement others or inflict pain; we move in harmony, or we step on toes.
—Gerrie L. Grimsley & Jane J. Young, Contemplative by Design: Creating Quiet Spaces for Retreats, Workshops, Churches, and Personal Settings (Upper Room Books, 2008)
When have you danced or moved your body as an expression of praise to God? Join the conversation.
Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand. All the women followed her playing tambourines and dancing.
—Exodus 15:20 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Come now and feed my body, soul; come now, infuse the hungry whole of me.
—Jane J. Young
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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