Wednesday, December 30, 2009

'New Beginnings' meditation

The New Year is a time to stake stock, to say thank you to God for all that has been and to move forward into what will be. You may want to make a list of the treasures of 2009: friends, family, collegues, events, health, employment, financial provision, answered prayer etc. Then click on my video meditation below and enjoy...

New Beginnings
New year,
new hope,
fresh challenges.
A chance to let go
-to leave behind
what was,
and adventure
into what will be...
(Liz Babbs, p.43 The Restful Heart)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Smooring the Fire' Prayer

The Celts believed that God was with them in every aspect of their daily lives. Whatever the task or time of day, there was a special prayer to be said.  I love this 'Smooring the Fire' prayer as it reminds me of families gathering together around the fire at Christmas and New Year. With all the snow we've had here in the UK and more on the way, I think many of us will be turning up our heating or throwing extra logs on the fire as we huddle together to keep warm.

Smooring the Fire
The sacred Three
To save,
To surround
The hearth,
The household,
This eve,
This night,
Oh! this eve,
This night,
And every night,
Each single night.
(from Carmina Gadelica p.32 Celtic Treasure)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Liz reads 'On Lindisfarne' from Celtic Treasure

I've just been to Stratford-upon-Avon where I had the privilege of talking about Celtic Christianity and sharing some of my prayers and poems from Celtic Treasure. I had no idea that the venue Red Hill, was the place where Ray Simpson and others held their original meetings to set up the Community of Aidan and Hilda - what a God-incidence! Here is a clip from the end of my presentation where I read 'On Lindisfarne'.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Meditation on Psalm 139

I'm delighted that so many folk are enjoying my new video on YouTube, especially during this busy season. So just take 5 minutes now and allow God to enfold you in his love. (Words and music taken from The Celtic Heart).