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Redondowriter
Writing at Sacred Ordinary is one of my daily spiritual practices.
Interests: music, friends, carl jung, working part-time in a private k-12 school, my dog mollie, travel on a budget, collage art, beach walks, non-violent movies, stretching my mind and learning new things, teaching and keeping journals, having philosophical discussions with people i trust, eclectic music tastes from rock and roll through classical, art of many talented women, live theatre, opening my home which i call sanctuary to people who like to come here to do inner work, being alive, seeking the sacred in the ordinary, grateful for the wonderfully bumpy and happy life i've had so far., reading, writing, photography, family, poetry, southern california, spiritual direction
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One of my plans beginning now and into the new year, is to actively stay in the moment and regain spiritual practices that I seemed to have let fall by the wayside. Because I'm so darned curious about everything, I get easily side tracked. I belong to Spiritual Directors International... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Redondowriter is now following A Life in Wales
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Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the final day of Loving Lupita: Twelve Days of Mary Love. It's also Friday so that means Haiku My Heart. I have had so much fun participating; my creative juices are flowing again. This is a Polyvore creation I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is a SoulCollage® card in the Council suit I call "The Black Madonna." I have been using this method created by Seena Frost since 2003 and was certified to teach the method in 2005. I facilitate only one group per month, but the collagers are girlfriends I've known since... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When I was shopping on Etsy today, I found this beautiful red madonna. The print is for sale at Tamara Adams Etsy shop. I always say I can't draw so therefore I can't technically be a painter, but the more I stare at this beautiful madonna, I think I could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is a long post but one I am compelled for many reasons to share. Today our friend Beverly Metcalf passed away after a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer. I met Bev at Christ Episcopal Church eight years ago and have really enjoyed knowing her--and also sharing our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Mary, Our Lady of Blue, created on Polyvore. To see the creations of others during this 12 day meme, go to Rebecca Brooks Recuerda mi Corazon blog. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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"Queen of Heaven" is a Polyvore set made more than a year ago. To see what others have posted who are participating in Loving Lupita: Twelve Days of Mary Love, go to Rebecca Brooks Recuerda mi Corazon blog. At her site today she has a beautiful photo of Mary prayer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is a painting of the Vladimir madonna my friend Jianulla Zimmerman created after taking a class in iconography a few years ago. She donated it to Christ Episcopal Church, the church I attend, and it hangs in the nave. In orthodox Christianity, the mother of God is called theotokos.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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A few days ago I shared a photo of a three-handed virgin icon I saw in Sitka, Alaska when I was traveling there this summer. It was there I also saw the icon of Our Lady of Sitka, which you see above. The story goes like this: From the Antiochian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Rebecca of Recuerda mi Corazon is currently hosting Loving Lupita: Twelve Days of Mary, but on her blog every Friday she always hosts Haiku My Heart. She is combining the two on this Friday. I hope you have time to visit and perhaps participate yourselves. In 17 syllables we write... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is a painting of the annunciation that my friends Barbara and Jerry purchased when they visited Hungary two years ago. When they showed it to me, I was captivated. I am cross posting to Facebook so maybe my friends will comment more on the painting if they read there.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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I'm still catching up with Rebecca Brooks Loving Lupita: Twelve Days of Mary Love. She speaks of flowers in her post today and this art journal page I created a few months ago features a sunflower as her halo. It's a motif I often use in my art. Now I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This summer I spent 14 days in Alaska and in addition to all the tourist things we did, I was particularly interested in the churches we visited, most of them Russian Orthodox. In Sitka we had a wonderful experience on a rainy day at an authentic Russian tea in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Artist and art teacher Rebecca Brooks of Recuerda mi Corazon blog started her annual 12 days of Mary posts beginning Dec. 1 that I have so enjoyed participating in for the past three years. This year she calls it Loving Lupita Twelve Days of Mary Love. I didn't realize this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
You can read a blog post about Susan Cronyn Tettemer on this site April 14, 2005. Susan was the daughter of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy and the wife of John Tettemer. If you Google, both Susan and John are well-known in their own right and you'll find lots of information. Thanks for visiting.
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For those of you who have known me for a while, you may remember that I'm the baby sister of five sisters, if one can call a 77-year-old a baby. On Sunday night at 7:45 p.m. my dear sister Virginia Annette Streur Estrada, passed away quietly in Las Vegas after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Wonderful story, Loretta. I'm so glad that the baby was able to come naturally and that everyone is well.
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Thank you, Linda. I hope you find SoulCollage a life-changing tool as I do.
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On Monday I got together with friends for our monthly SoulCollage® group and made two cards. I'm far behind scanning my cards for Pinterest and have neglected Sacred Ordinary blog so much. If one thing is certain in life, it's change. Facebook has definitely affected the blog. This card is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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As those of you who know me well, I have found such a fantastic stress-buster but also a way to be creative in a new way: Polyvore. Created originally as a fashion sharing/selling site, its easy-to-use layered collage software called the "clipping tool" has enriched my life so much. For... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
I'm at work and that photo is at home. I'll check into it when I get home. I use Dropbox all the time. I'll be in touch. Fran Fran Pullara aka Redondowriter redondowriter@verizon.net 310-316-0817 (home) 310-541-6763, x4141 (work) Sacred Ordinary Blog http://redondowriter.typepad.com Facebook: http://facebook/redondowriter
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Have you heard about the fair trade company called Ten Thousand Villages? It is a non-profit organization with unique international gifts and right now the only store in the Los Angeles area is in Pasadena, but soon there will be one in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village. It is called South... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Today a few friends gathered together to make SoulCollage® cards and I produced three, but this first one is the one I want to share on this Memorial Day. I am fortunate that the library I volunteer at lets me go through books that don't sell over time and will... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
This is such a wonderful tribute to motherhood and I could imagine it being the last story in Cloth Paper Scissors with illustrations by you. I know you are a writer as well as an artist and your empty nest will hopefully give you some time (eventually) to pursue the writing. I could so identify with all the ages and stages of raising three kids, but could never put it into the words you did. Congratulations to Micalangela and to her parents and siblings. I'm there with you in spirit.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2014 on A Mother's day at pomegranatesandpaper
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