Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prayer Prescriptions for Long-Lasting Health
A Guest Author Explains

             On this crisp and clear morning of St. George’s Day—when the friars and squires of old Europe collected dandelions for their Yule-tide wine—The Thinking Dog is pleased to host an announcement from Kate Loving-Shenk, a nurse-practitioner currently serving as a labor-and-delivery nurse at the Lancaster, PA, General Hospital. She also happens to be my little sister.
            Kate is doing a unique virtual book tour in advance of the publication of Prayer Prescriptions: Spiritual Remedies for Long Lasting Health, a collection of prayers she wrote daily over an extended time and posted on one of her blogs. A virtual book tour means she’s traveling the world online over a period of many weeks, hosted on the web platforms of her many connections, to spread the word of her book’s publication. She believes—and many will agree—that prayer is an effective healing therapy for most if not all ills, not necessarily to replace conventional medicine but certainly to complement it.
            But I’ll let Kate tell you about it. Be sure to scroll down to catch her video at the end of her written message.
            And Happy St. George’s Day to all, especially to those who find solace in the healing properties of home-made dandelion wine! Maybe I’ll post something myself on that subject later.

Thank you Delaney, for hosting day 16 of my virtual book tour. The book, Prayer Prescriptions: Spiritual Remedies for Long Lasting Health, will be released mid-May or thereabouts.

As mentioned in the video, DD Delaney is my brother. We've had a long history together, railing against the Empire, taking care of dogs, and cats, and each other. We don't get to see each other very much, so today's Virtual Book Tour brings us virtually together in spirit.

I am about to cut back my work load, and plan to travel to Norfolk to see Delaney and Jala very soon.

I have been working full time for 28 years as a nurse. Recently I suddenly realized it is time to write more and work less. Writing after all is an act of play.

Because I have been writing prayers every day since November 1, 2009, writing is a way of life.

Prayer prescriptions are also a way of life. Creating prayers is a form of poetry, dancing, singing or drumming. As we internalize our prayer practices, or meditation or spiritual practices, it becomes impossible to separate out our spiritual lives from every other area of our lives.

A spiritual life is like the spokes of the wheel. Every part of life merges in spiritual truth. If any part of life is disingenuous, we know that something has to change from within ourselves. We use our intuition to determine what goes and what stays. Our prayer practice will accelerate this process.

Thank you for reading.

Om Peace Amen


I'd like you to stop by my author blog. There's a lot going on there and we'll have an opportunity to connect there. Please be sure to introduce yourself!

Kate has been a practicing RN/CRNP for 28 years, and currently acts as a Labor And Delivery Nurse, which is very special, indeed.

Additionally, Kate is planning further “Prayer Prescriptions” books surrounding aging gracefully and Prayer Prescriptions For The Love Of Our Companion Animals.


Thank you, Kate, and best of luck with your book tour and your book!


At 11:59 AM , Blogger Ade Susanty said...

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At 12:16 PM , Anonymous kate loving shenk said...

Hi D--Thanks for participating in my Virtual Book Tour! It is becoming a marathon. Gotta pace myself! LOVE

At 2:38 PM , Anonymous Correen said...

Keep on keeping on! to day 16 of your tour!


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