Does the lack of light from the shorter days of winter affect your mood? Read how Melissa Sue Shults uses the Liturgy of the Hours to beat the gloom.
A couple weeks ago, on a dark, gloomy Friday afternoon, I found myself in a terrible mood. It has not been a rough winter here in Western Montana. In fact, it’s been a little disappointing with the lack of snow and warm temperatures. But even with mild weather, the short days get to me. I find myself longing for light. I know there is a lot of winter ahead and I hate being in a bad mood, so this one afternoon prompted me to try a little experiment to help me get through these next winter months.
I have long been intrigued by the Liturgy of the Hours and the rhythm of pausing every few hours to pray (Resources on this ancient practice can be found at: divineoffice.org, commonprayer.org, commonprayer.net). So I have utilized the technology of my smart phone and set an alarm for the hours: 6am, 9am, noon…
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