Category Archives: 40 Days of Lent II

Purple Significance

Friday, March 7, 2014 Often, during Lent, holy pieces on the altar are draped in a purple cloth.  What can you drape in a cloth, physically or mentally, during Lent to help you focus on your spiritual journey? What is … Continue reading

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Blessing the Dust!

Thursday, March 6, 2014 Ashes What goes through your mind when you receive the ash cross on your forehead on Ash Wednesday?  Write about the significance of ash and of contemplating the dust you shall return to.  Is this joyful, terrifying, comforting?  How … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

The word “Lent” comes from an old English word meaning spring time or lengthening of days. We use it to describe the season before Easter, a time traditionally for repentance and learning – a time to be intentional about changing … Continue reading

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Listen!

I yearn to be heard, To be known and understood. I cry!  Hear my prayer!

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God Ties Scarlet

I wish I could remember his name!  He handed each of us in that college class a poem, mimeographed in purple ink.  Not a word was said as we each read silently.  I felt my tears well up as I … Continue reading

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Come and Play!

Jesus, God come in the flesh, Christ, the Savior of the World. I stand in awe of Your majesty and power. I am struck dumb with wonder at Your power and glory. I stop in reverence in seeing Your royal … Continue reading

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Sunday! It’s Sunday!

Sunday!  It’s Sunday!  Mom braided my hair and tied the two braids with new ribbon.  I put on my freshly-polished white shoes with the Mary Jane straps, and my pink Sunday dress with the small blue primroses.  We all climbed … Continue reading

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