Give Me a Word random drawing winners!

A deep bow of gratitude to everyone who participated in this year's Give Me a Word!  We had almost 700 responses and it was so inspiring to read through the submissions.

It is time for our prize drawing (although you are free to keep sharing your word for 2014 here)! I will include the name and the word below, just in case there are two people with the same name.

Winners of a signed copy of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as Christian Contemplative Practice:

Winners of a copy of Naked and You Clothed Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle A with two reflections by Christine, plus also Richard Rohr, Rob Bell, Jan Richardson, Fr. James Martin, SJ, and many more:

  • Alexander Gilchrist (Hospitality), Jane Aikman (Softly), Sarah Shellow (Reveal), Dyck Dewid (Invitation)

Winners of one self-study online classes from the following: Creative Flourishing in the Heart of the Desert: A Self-Study Online Retreat with St. Hildegard of Bingen, Soul of a Pilgrim: An Online Art Retreat, Seasons of the Soul, Lectio Divina: The Sacred Art of Reading the World, or Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Contemplative Practice.

Congratulations to all of the winners.  Email me to claim your prizes! I need mailing addresses for the books and class choice for the self-study winners. You are also welcome to give your prize to a friend instead if you prefer.


  1. says

    Thank you so much! I am so looking forward to reading the book for inspiration. I've incorporated some of the things I've learned and discovered here at the Abbey of the Arts into my yoga classes. I just love how traditions cross over, creating a profound journey toward the heart of awakening.

  2. says

    Wow ….It worked …see above ..

    Fluidity as in water and movement , cooling and refreshing , trickling and torrent , muddied and clear . Fluidity ..being able to move around things , moulding and shaping , going with the flow… shimmering!
    I am looking forward to this word finding me , again and again , kinda!

    Much Love

  3. says

    I am so excited ! With this book I can further explore another way to be "At Home." Your writing and work have been a much welcomed nourishment for my soul. Thank you for your generosity and for sharing your work.

  4. Alex Gilchrist says

    What a wonderful surprise, thank you so much! Please know what a blessing the Abbey of the Arts is to us all.

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