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Final Reflection 

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After six weeks, the Ladies of Charity Retreat Countdown has come to an end. Each weekly theme has focused on different images of the cup… the cup of life, the open cup, the chipped cup, the broken cup, the cup of compassion and the blessing cup. Each theme has in turn become a teacher in […]

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Week 6 Day 6

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 6 – The Greatest Blessing Reflection: Put your hands around the cup. Imagine yourself enfolded in God’s hands. Let the beauty of God sing in you. Let the comfort of God wrap around you. Let the goodness of God draw you closer. Let the generosity of God […]

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Week 6 Day 5

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 5 – The Cup of Thanksgiving  Reflection (using your five external senses to lead you to gratitude): Take your cup and place a favorite beverage in it. Listen to the sound of the liquid as you pour. Take the cup and smell the beverage. Look at the […]

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Week 6 Day 4

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 4 – Disguised Blessings Reflection: Take your cup in your hands. Stand and face the East, the direction of awakening, of insight, of new life. Hold out your cup to God, the Wisdom-Giver. Receive the wisdom from your disguised blessings. Then hold the cup to your heart. […]

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Week 6 Day 3

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 3 – The Cup Brimming Over Reflection: Set your cup before you. Pour water into it so that it fills to the very brim, ready to wash over the edge. Sit and ponder how full the cup is. Close your eyes and picture God’s love filling you. […]

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Week 6 Day 2

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 2 – The Memory Cup Reflection: Hold the blessing cup in your hands. Let it be filled with memories. Choose one memory of love and happiness. Let this memory pervade your entire being. Receive the renewed inner strength it offers you. Write a word for this memory […]

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Week 6 Day 1

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Week # 6 – The Blessing CupDay # 1 – The Blessing Cup Reflection: Hold the cup in your hands. Wrap your hands around the cup. Remember the God-ness dwelling within you. Think about people who have blessed you. How did they do this? Think about how you have blessed others. Give thanks for the […]

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End of Week Five

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We have completed the 5th week of our Retreat Countdown. This past week we have focused on “the cup of compassion”. In Joyce Rupp’s book, compassion is referred to as “the quality of being able to get inside the skin of another in order to respond with loving care and concern.” Did this week’s reflections […]

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Week 5 Day 6

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Week # 5 – The Cup of CompassionDay # 6 – The Gift of Be-ing Reflection: Look at the cup before you. Notice how simply it sits there but also how you are “with” the cup as you gaze upon it. Intentionally recall the Divine Compassion within you. Gather to your heart the pain of […]

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Week 5 Day 5

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Week # 5 – The Cup of CompassionDay # 5 – Pouring From The Cup Reflection: Hold the cup in your hands. Look and see all the space it has for filling. Visualize God pouring love into your heart. Picture your heart filled with this love. Bring to mind someone who is suffering. Let the […]