Create a paper quilt (or if you are so inclined, pull out some cloth and thread, but this may take a bit longer). First make your squares or shapes. Inside each one add an image of something you are discovered or received from these past days. One square could represent your map when we were beginning. Another may be your hand and a blessing received. Another may be a memory of a prayer given.
This quilt may take a lifetime to finish (and I hope that it is a very, very great covering), but do what you can to begin.
Breath Prayer: “cover me” “with your love”
Prayer: God of all time and of this day, of all places and this place, of all people and of your precious child, thank you. Thank you for your love that is greater than all my fears, for your light that leads me even through the darkness night, for your melody that guides me home. Amen.
Working as a Hospice Chaplain, Lesley is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A Candler School of Theology graduate, Lesley has just published her second book, Grief and the Psalms: Companioning the Moon for 29 Days (available on this website). She and her partner, Linda Ellis are raising their two sons, Brogan and Sam in Decatur, GA.