Category Archives: Lent

Drawing Near

Tomorrow begins what the church calls Holy Week, the week we remember how Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and with full knowledge, went towards the cross that awaited him. As that has so much meaning for me, I’d like … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through

Fourth Thursday The important thing, no matter what form of prayer we use, is to respond in faith to God’s presence. Sometimes I’m so aware of his presence and love it makes me weep with gratitude.  Other days it is … Continue reading

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Seeking Sabbath

Fourth Sunday What a busy day this has been. And it’s Sunday, otherwise knows as the Sabbath. I haven’t done anything but go to church, rehearse with the choir, sing in the service, and drive from there to a rehab … Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet

Third Thursday The constant stream of noise and sound in our day to day lives carries most of us along unbidden and unaware. We’re so unfamiliar with silence we don’t know what to do when we get it. Reflexively, we … Continue reading

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Listening To God

Third Wednesday Listening to God isn’t something I grew up practicing. I thought prayer was about me talking to God, rather than thinking of it as a conversation with give and take. In reality, it can be a frightening thing, … Continue reading

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Being Still

Third Tuesday “The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said … Continue reading

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Whose idea was this anyway?

Third Monday “The Lord called again, ‘Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, ‘Here I am, for you called me.’ But he said, ‘I did not call, my son; lie down again.’ Now Samuel did not yet … Continue reading

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Second Saturday of Lent/March 7/Prayers of Examen

Luke 18:9-14 (NIV) Also he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others…  To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: … Continue reading

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Second Thursday of Lent/March 5/Prayers of Examen

Jeremiah 2:13 (NRSV) “For my people have committed two evils:
 they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living water,
 and dug out cisterns for themselves,
cracked cisterns
that can hold no water.” I have all of God’s power, wisdom, strength and grace at my disposal. … Continue reading

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Second Wednesday of Lent/March 4/Prayers of Examen

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV) “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and … Continue reading

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