Blessing for Everyday Sacraments

blessing 3.PNGIt’s not a secret.  That sandwich you’re holding… holy.  That baby you’re changing… blessed.  That fight you’re having… tinged with grace.  What?!!! You’r not Catholic?  No matter.  What?!!!  You haven’t darkened the door of a church in over a decade?  Fine.  Everything around you is still buzzing with an invitation.  Find our more with  Jamie Manson, columnist with the National Catholic Reporter and public speaker, when she talks Sacrament with us on A Priest and a Bishop Walk into a Story.  Listen… and walk away changed.

Here is the blessing that flowed from our conversation:

May everything you see, eat, touch, smell, hold and love today
illuminate your life with the grace its Source longs to express.

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Blessing beginnings

blessing 2A beginning is often layered with excitement and anxiety and tinged with the grief of endings.  The beginning of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion was no different.  Founding Bishop, Peter Elder Hickman, joined us for a Visit to the Start of the ECC on a Priest and a Bishop Walk into a Story.  This blessing is for the beginnings budding in you today:

May the God who makes all things new bless you.  May even the smallest parts of you pulse and move and change with the tides of hope and curiosity and desire.  And let each moment be a beginning in a world that surges toward a new tomorrow.

 

Podcast blessings

Blessing 1Some wondered how I would use my dual majors in Broadcast and Theology.  Televangelism?… no.  Podcast blessings..yes!  Have you listened to A Priest and a Bishop Walk into a Story, co hosted by Bishop Francis Krebs and yours truly?  It’s been a wild journey through some heart expanding, mind opening stories.  Each story deserves a blessing and blessing is what I like to do.  I’ll be posting the blessings I write here in pretty WordSwag (and plain text).  This blessing is from our very first episode, “Introductory Rites – Our Podcast Launches.”  Walk away changed…

Today, your story is captivating because the introduction of a character, a new twist, a fresh insight will change its telling tomorrow.  May you be blessed by the unfolding epic that is your life, beginning new every day.