“What if we allowed the space from Christmas to Epiphany to be a time of sacred pause, a time to reflect on the year past, the present moment, and the possibilities held in the year to come,” asks Christine Valters Paintner in an essay posted on the Patheos website. Click here to join her in spiritual practices for the 12 Days of Christmas. (Photo by Remy Sharp used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
About the Author
Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., is a Benedictine Oblate and the online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery without walls offering online classes and resources in contemplative practice and creative expression. She is the author of several books including her latest "The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom" (Ave Maria Press) and "Lectio Divina -- The Sacred Art: Transforming Words and Images Into Heart-Centered Prayer" (SkyLight Paths). See Christine Valters Paintner's website.