It is truly amazing and inspiring to read through the words that have chosen you, our dear dancing monks, to guide and challenge for the year ahead. You can read them in the comments here. (And if you still need support for finding a word, the free 12-day mini-retreat is still available at this link).
I am delighted to announce the winners of our random drawing for a whole host of wonderful prizes. To claim your prize, please email us and we will get you set up.
One space in the upcoming online Abbey retreat Illuminating the Way: Epiphany and New Year Retreat with Monks, Mystics, & Archetypes (a fabulous way to begin the year!): Jan / acceptance
A copy of Dana Reynolds' fabulous gold medal winning novel Ink and Honey: Caroline / grace
A 6-week self study course from Dana Reynolds: Your Sacred Life Artisan's Book of Wonderment: Marianne /Ripening
A New Year Sacred Reading from the Ronna Detrick (let a woman from scripture accompany you into the new year!): Sharon Blessum – Receive
A copy Betsey Beckman's fabulous dance of The Creation on DVD (be inspired to dance into the new year): Kara Markell – With
A copy of As I Lay Pondering from Kayce Hughlett (a wonderful book of daily reflections to accompany you into the new year): Patty / Gratitude
A copy of Richard Bruxvoort Colligan's new album Love Stands With, with songs based on justice-oriented Psalms (be moved by powerful music to inspire your heart to prophetic action in the coming year): Kathy Plourde / Focus
4 people will win a copy of Sick and You Cared for Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle B with one reflection by Christine, plus also Richard Rohr, Rob Bell, Jan Richardson, and many more: Lynne / Choose, Ardis / Behold, Marianne / Star, Laura Ellen / Truth-and-beauty-have-kissed-each-other
4 people will win their choice ofself-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.: Bridget / Ripen, Yael / Whole, Kate / Choice, Asther / Breakthrough
And finally, I created a word cloud from the words submitted. If for some reason your word doesn't appear in the text of the words, please trust that it is present in the spaces between. The more often a word was shared, the larger it appears. Please feel free to print a copy if you so desire, the word cloud belongs to all of us.