Art: Healing and Peace

Art: Healing and Peace

Anne Camozzi was a guest at QUESTS, the Prayer Bench monthly newsletter. It was a delight to visit with this Nova Scotia artist and experience her paintings on silk. Meeting each painting is an experience, bringing wonder to the eye and sparking delight in the heart....
Living Here and Now

Living Here and Now

By Marilyn Burrell, a Prayer Bench partner and Spiritual Guide. I’m here. Are you here? I mean, are you REALLY here? Present with your whole self? Or are you drawn to thinking about something that has already happened; a conversation from yesterday, a meeting from...
Beach Prayer Stick

Beach Prayer Stick

On my desk is a stick. It’s smooth-polished by the tumble of lake and stone. It just might be marked by beaver teeth, making it very Canadian. I hand-picked it from a lake in the Mt. Carleton Provincial Park. I held a few in my hand before I found a good length,...
Music Lifts Your Soul

Music Lifts Your Soul

Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century saint who composed liturgical music for her community, believed that music helps ground us when we are out of sorts or lose our way. Find or play a piece of music today that lifts your soul. Share the title or a video link in the...