Tag Archives: Lent

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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A parable based on scripture for the first Sunday in Lent

Cancer was in the wilderness of someone’s human body. Cancer fasted and afterwards was famished. A tempter came and said — If you are so hungry, command all these cells to be bread for you.” And cancer answered — I … Continue reading

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Home for Easter

March 22, 2016 tomorrow is the last of this series of poems inspired by Luke 15:11-32 … I suddenly thought this morning how very likely it is that the older sibling, so prone to doing the expected, might be married … Continue reading

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