The word peregrine means to wander or travel about in the wide open spaces. It is not an aimless wandering but a purposeful one, yet the purpose is not a prescribed destination....it's a pilgrimage of discovery.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Seeing is the Sense of the Week!
Join our Awaken Your Senses contest and win a $25 gift card.
Congratulations to last week's winners--Leah Sophia, winner of a $25 gift card for Harry and David's and Sherry Rediger, winner of an autographed copy of Awaken Your Senses!
Here are the details:
able to see truly means that we have to pay attention with our body and
soul. We know that when we don’t, it becomes too easy to miss the
subtle influences of God’s Spirit around us. Yes, our eyes still
function—along with our ears, nose, fingers and mouth. To see God
present, however, we must learn to pay attention with all of ourselves.
Too often, we pay attention with part of ourselves while
the rest of us thinks about work that needs doing or any of the myriad
other thoughts that crowd our minds. When that happens, as photographer
David Vestal tells us, “You don’t have enough attention to see what’s
around you.” If we want to see God present in the ordinary, in the daily
gifts we’re given, we want to move beyond seeing and into perceiving.
Learning to see using our bodies and souls teaches us to receive the
presence of God that surrounds us—in whom we live and move and have our
being.” Awaken Your Senses (p. 60, adapted)
Here’s how it works: 1. This week, you are invited to pay attention to your sense of SIGHT and see how it introduces you to the wonder of God.
2. If something cool happens, post a description about that experience
on the Awaken Your Senses FB Page or Beth or Brent’s blogs. (All entries
must be submitted by Sunday at noon.) 3. Brent and Beth will choose
a winner on Sunday evening and that person will receive a $25 gift card
for a gift related to taste. 4. Brent and Beth will also do a
drawing from the names of everyone who participated each week and the
weekly winner of the random drawing will receive an autographed copy of
Awaken Your Senses. 5. The winners will be announced on Awaken Your
Senses Facebook Page and Brent and Beth’s blogs on each Monday when a
new sense begins!
The Contest Schedule! February 6 – Taste Winners: Leah Sophia -- $25 Harry and Davids Gift Certificate Sherry Redinger – autographed copy of Awaken Your Senses February 13 – See February 20 – Touch February 27 – Hear March 5 -- Smell
Tell your friends about the contest. Tweet, tumblr and blog about it.
Spread the word. We can’t wait to hear about your experiences as you
awaken your senses to the wonder of God.