Spiritual Thursday: Lavender Moon

I am happy to once again participate in Spiritual Thursday. This month our host, Donna, at Mainely Write is hosting and posed our topic: the moon.

This beautiful quote speaks a message of hope to me, causing me to consider others who need hope right now. Perhaps they are fighting an illness out of their control, or wrestling to restore a broken relationship, or simply struggling to make it to the end of a challenging work week. Real people we interact with every day are carrying heavy burdens and need hope to sustain them.

I have walked through my own share of difficult seasons in my life, and felt hope waning. The thought of gazing up at a sliver of the moon, with the quiet and stillness of nature surrounding me, brings me to a place of peace and belief in the power of hope.

A scripture I have often turned to when hope feels far away is Hebrews 6:19 – “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast” is a powerful truth. I once heard a message in church where the pastor described hope as a rope, and how when we find ourselves in a place without hope, heaven has a rope attached to us. No matter how desperate things get or how hopeless we feel, he is holding on to us and continually pulling us toward heaven. We are anchored.

Vera’s quote reminds us: imagining a lavender moon or heaven’s rope around us – neither may be very useful. But sometimes they are enough.

9 thoughts on “Spiritual Thursday: Lavender Moon

  1. Dear Dani – thank you so much for joining us! I love this appreciation for things not necessarily useful but beautiful… many of the things I enjoy most in this world fall into that category! Nature, art… what if we valued more the things that make us FEEL something? Appreciate this reminder so much. Also, if you’d like to be included in the reminders for this monthly practice, please send me your email address to irene (at) irenelatham (dot) com. xo

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    • Oh, thank you, Irene. I do love how more deeply reflective I am becoming the more I write. This link-up community is such a wonderful place to be. I will definitely reach out to you via email to stay updated. Thank you.

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  2. Hebrews 6:19 is on a coffee mug I have and is the scripture used by my former church. My license plate is ANCHOR-D… for just that verse. I hope you post next month, too!! You have offered some wonderful thoughts and reminders here today. I was immediately drawn in by your title “Lavender Moon”. I’m glad you are here.

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  3. Hi Dani, your poem quote and photo are hauntingly beautiful. I love how you connect Vera Nazarian’s words of seeing the moon with hope. I trust some of these thoughts of hope and trust in God will anchor me next time I am up with the moon on a sleepless night.

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  4. margaretsmn says:

    The message about the rope is hopeful and helpful. We have a rope connecting us as well. I’m so glad to see you writing and sharing more of your awesomeness with the world.

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  5. Dani, this was a reflective post that came at the right time. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast.” This quote will help me get over the sinusitis issue that I have. Ever since I was in chemo 14 years ago nighttime when I am sick seems so long. Last night I was thinking that when I was feeling so ill but the morning light restores hope.

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  6. Somehow I missed your post on SJFT, but noticed it today when I read your PF post. I love the verse in Hebrews and the story your shared that even when we lose hope, heaven has a rope attached to us.

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