The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

Day 20, Lent

This reflection by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is called "Living Lent."  It's a little long, but her words  contain some powerful truths so I wanted to pass them along. We didn't even know what moderation was. What it felt like. We didn't just work: we inhaled our jobs, sucked them in, became them. Stayed late, brought work home – it was never enough, though, no matter how much time we put in. We didn't just smoke: we lit up a cigarette, only to realize that we already... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 19, Lent

Today is the third Sunday in Lent.  One of the assigned texts for this day comes from Isaiah 55.  It's one of my favorite passages of scripture.  It begins, "Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat!"  (If you didn't read that with enthusiasm, read it again.)  It speaks to a God who is gracious and whose generosity is abundant.   This song is a lovely, prayerful version of that invitation to come to the waters.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 18, Lent

“To know the Cross is not merely to know our own sufferings. For the Cross is the sign of salvation, and no man is saved by his own sufferings. To know the Cross is to know that we are saved by the sufferings of Christ; more, it is to know the love of Christ Who underwent suffering and death in order to save us. It is, then, to know Christ.” This quote is by Thomas Merton.  May it speak to you of God's love and the importance of the cross during this season of Lent and throughout all the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 17, Lent

Last Sunday we were delighted to have Anita Friday speak at adult education. A local woman of deep faith, she spoke about racism on the Main Line, the way it affects her family, and how people of faith can respond.  Lent is a time when we look not only at ourselves and the ways we've fallen short, but also at the ways the world is broken and in need of redemption.  A church member shared this reflection with me as she continues to think about Anita's words and the complex problem of... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, February 26, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 16, Lent

One of the online devotions I love is d365.org .  It's designed for youth, but has tons for adults to think about as well.  Each week there is a new author to the devotion so they are varied, but all thoughtful and faithful.  During Lent and Advent they also include really wonderful music. So I encourage you to check out d365.org  today or any day during Lent.  Each devotion takes just a few minutes and is a wonderful addition to the day. Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 15, Lent

This prayer is written by St. Anselm who lived in the 11th century.  Being that we just read Luke 13 where Jesus says he is like a mother hen and weeps for Jerusalem, it seemed like a good prayer for today. PrayerJesus, as a mother you gather your people to you:  You are gentle with us as a mother with her children;  Often you weep over our sins and our pride:  tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.  You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 0 comments
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