Tag Archives: Lent

Perspective

More than a year ago the cardiologist suggested I sleep on my right side — less fibrillation, more sleep. I didn’t do it, of course. I kept rolling over to what was familiar to me. This year the physical therapist … Continue reading

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Clean Week

My Greek Orthodox neighbors come today to the end of Clean Week, the beginning of their Lenten season, and at the same time all around me people are discovering washing hands like a new sacrament. I’ve often thought Forgiveness Sunday … Continue reading

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Holy Week: In the Temple

(This Lent I have written prayers about journeys and those who journey. Many travelled in that week we call holy. Today I realize I have always read this story assuming no moneychanger’s heart changed, but surely Jesus was still in … Continue reading

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Two for Lent from Francis Morrissey

Many thanks to poet Francis Morrissey who is sharing these poems with us today as Lent lengthens into light. Lent A time of penitence and prayers. Of promises that longer, warmer days will soon awaken spring. A time bridging the … Continue reading

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Lent — Last words, guest poets Francis Morrissey and Todd Jenkins

During Lent I have been following the course of Mark’s gospel poetically and having my guest post on Sundays. Today — a final day of Lent — I want to share the writings of two very different poets about Lent, … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Lent by Carol Hallman

Traditionally my guest post each week is Thursday and I am including Carol Hallman’s beautiful Lenten meditation today. Her words and stylistically her avoidance of the rigid structure of punctuation invites us, lures us, pulls us in.  Can you feel … Continue reading

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Evening prayer for Lent

Katherine Burgess, of Quebec City, Canada, wrote this prayer in February and I asked to publish it as an evening prayer for Lent. You may want to pray it tonight as we move into Lent or tomorrow evening after Ash … Continue reading

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