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Liturgy of the Ordinary?

"in the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day."

Barbara OwensComment
No Soapmaking Today

Air conditioner repair, water heater replaced and two injections in my lower back. All happening today.  No driving for six to eight hours after the injections so no office work. On days like this, it helps to write down things I am grateful for so here are a few:

The a/c didn't have to be replaced.  
Hot water
Doctors
Family
Work
Rest
Cool breeze on hot days/nights
Ordinary days

What are you thankful for? 

“All people have within their grasp much to be thankful for. Gratitude fills. Grumbling drains. The choice is ours.” 
― Richard A. Swenson, Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives