Author Archives: anyushka

Blessing The Body

This blessing takes one look at you and all it can say is holy. Holy hands. Holy face. Holy feet. Holy everything in between. Holy even in pain. Holy even when weary. In brokenness, holy. In shame, holy still. Holy … Continue reading

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Touched By An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories … Continue reading

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Printemps II

   

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Printemps I

   

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Beloved Is Where We Begin

If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave without hearing who you are: Beloved, named by the One who has traveled this path before you. Do not go without letting it echo … Continue reading

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Blessing The Dust

All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest breath as insubstantial— did … Continue reading

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In Her Love, She Will Give You New Life

trigger warning: mention of abuse I’ve been pondering Lent this year, and I’ve been praying about it, about how I will live it. What is needed this year? What I found is that God wants me to celebrate. To celebrate … Continue reading

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A Kingdom Not Of This World

God is my strength and my shield; * my heart trusts in her, and I have been helped; Therefore my heart dances for joy, * and in my song will I praise her. God is the strength of her people, … Continue reading

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February Sunshine

  Spring is coming early this year, and I’m glad. I saw these last week, along with snowdrops and daffodils. Today we had hail and snow – I hope they made it through. 

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Break Open

Trigger warning: mention of child abuse God is breaking us open, so we can breathe and let out the poison, and perhaps, in the end, heal. That is my hope… Finally, my parents are talking about the abuse. Me and … Continue reading

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