December 16, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers join with all who grieve for the lives lost in Newtown, CT. May each family find peace and comfort through hands reached out in love and hearts joined in prayer.

December 2, 2012

One in the Spirit-Prayer is the Theme for 2013

We are One in The Spirit, We are One in The Lord...
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored
Earlier this fall, I had the delight of attending my first Province 7 Board meeting as your Diocesan DOK President. We met at the Monserrat Retreat Center in Dallas. It was a time of Fellowship, Prayer, Worship, Work, and Inspiration. Provincial President Brenda Amos shared her vision to "see Daughters across the Province grow closer to Jesus and to one another in fellowship, and to grow DOK in our parishes, dioceses and across the province." Part of this is through Communication with things like this blog and the e-newsletter.
Another aspect is to revisit who we are as DOK. Ask yourself 3 questions: "What did you expect when you joined the Daughters?" and "Where are you now?" and perhaps most importantly as individual Daughters and across the Diocese- "Where are we going?"

With the vision of Daughters as women empowered by the Holy Spirit to be prayer warriors who lead and inspire through service in order to bring others to Christ, the theme for 2013 is Prayer.

The Theme for the Triennium (3 years) of my Presidency is "One in the Spirit". At each of the next 3 Assemblies, we will explore an aspect of this hymn in light of our Rule of Life-Prayer, Service, Evangelism. I would encourage chapters to pick up on this theme for their study and service each year. Assembly 2013 (August 2-3 at All Saints, El Paso) will address how to be, as the hymn says, “One in the Spirit…[to] Pray that all unity may one day be restored”.
Leading up to Assembly, I'd love to hear from you all about special prayer devotionals, studies, retreats, etc. you have found. Below are a few I know about:
  • Earlier this fall, a newsletter with a prayer partner card was sent out. Please continue to pray for your Sister in Christ, even if you do not know her.
  • Peggy Way, 1st Vice President suggests the book Take My Heart, Oh God by Sarah Young as a rich daily devotion book for the year for individual Daughters and even chapters.
  • The St. Agnes Chapter at the Cathedral has undertaken a study of the Spirituality of Prayer.
  • A Lent Retreat with Canon Kathy McNellis is being sponsored by the Julian of Norwich Chapter in Ruidoso (March 23).
Share some of your own prayer aids by commenting here on the blog. Other ideas for building up chapters and for study and prayer will be posted regularly here on this blog, too. so check back.