Tag Archives: Lent

Beloved Is Where We Begin

If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave without hearing who you are: Beloved, named by the One who has traveled this path before you. Do not go without letting it echo … Continue reading

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Blessing The Dust

All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest breath as insubstantial— did … Continue reading

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In Her Love, She Will Give You New Life

trigger warning: mention of abuse I’ve been pondering Lent this year, and I’ve been praying about it, about how I will live it. What is needed this year? What I found is that God wants me to celebrate. To celebrate … Continue reading

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Reaching Limits, Finding Space

If you miss open space  in the city, like I do, the one thing you can always do is: look up. Here is a wide expanse, here is room for you, here is a glimpse of freedom… I think Lent is … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up Joy For Lent

Do the opposite. Look for joy. Lent is a time of renewal, after all. Do you enjoy the relationships in your life? Relationships with friends and family, your relationship with God, and your relationship with yourself? Do you enjoy living?  Do you … Continue reading

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Centering Prayer

I’m reading up on centering prayer at the moment, listening to Fr Thomas Keating and discovering his books. I rather like him, and the way of praying he suggests.  Lent, for me, will be about praying. Consciously taking more time … Continue reading

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Astonish Me

“Practice: Reading Scripture with the Mind of Christ Looking at which Scripture passages Jesus emphasizes (remember, the Hebrew Bible was his only Bible!) shows he clearly understands how to connect the “three steps forward” dots that confirm the God he … Continue reading

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Road Work Ahead

Lent is slowly but surely drawing to a close, and I wonder: has it been what I intended it to be? Probably not. So what has it been then?  I’m not entirely sure what’s been going on, but it seems … Continue reading

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Shadows and Roots I

Shadows are often thought of as dark places where evil looms. Yet they can also be rich, colorful patches that anchor us, and other objects, to the ground. C.S. Lewis said that our life here is living in the Shadowlands. … Continue reading

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Expect Good News

I will be on retreat for the next days, as one of three facilitators – and I will take the text below with me for reflection. It’s my turn to write a Lent reflection about this passage just when I return. … Continue reading

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