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Day 14, Lent

Walter Brueggemann said that Lent is "Come to Jesus time."  I like that and appreciate the words he shared a few years ago with Sojourners magazine.   L ent is a time for “following.” The narrative about Jesus’ suffering and death provides a way in which we are able, in an act of disciplined imagination, to situate (or resituate) our lives in the story of Jesus. We become aware that the story of Jesus requires and permits a new version of our own story of life and faith. Lent is a... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 13, Lent

Samuel Moor Shoemaker was an Episcopal priest who lived and served in the mid-Atlantic in the 20th century.  He's a pretty remarkable man.  I found this quote by him and thought it was fitting for this Lenten day.   The other morning some of us were together in a church where the rector was saying Morning Prayer, and leading us in guided silent prayer. He said, "Let us pray for those whom we love." And that was easy.  Then he said, "Let us pray for those whom we do not... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, February 22, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 12, Lent

Today is the second Sunday of Lent and the lectionary leads us to a story in Luke 13 where Jesus speaks of himself like a mother hen.  It's an awesome story.  Barbara Brown Taylor wrote a short article about the text in the Christian Century magazine in 2006.  Here are a few bits of that article. I first discovered them [Silkie hens] when I needed a foster mother for an orphaned guinea chick. I had heard that Silkies are good mothers, so I shopped around in the Market... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 11, Lent

Here is a prayer from a book entitled, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim by Edward Hays.  He writes this Lenten Psalm of Awakening. Come, O Live-giving Creator, and rattle the door latch of my slumbering heart. Awaken me as you breathe upon  a winter-wrapped earth, gently calling to life virgin Spring. Awaken in these fortified days of Lenten prayer and discipline my youthful dream of holiness. Call me forth from the prison camp of my numerous past defeats and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 10, Lent

The Taize community in France is an ecumenical order that does some wonderful things for the world and engages in simple, beautiful worship.  Below is a chant from that community called "Watch and Pray."  It reminds us of the words Jesus spoke to the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane before his arrest.  It is a reminder to all of us to watch for glimpses of God's grace and to keep alert for the presence of God around us.   May you watch and pray this day. Peace,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, February 19, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 9, Lent

I love the book,  Guerrillas of Grace  by Ted Loder.  It is a book of beautiful prayers and poems.  Here is part of his prayer, "Catch me in my scurrying" that I wanted to share with you today. Catch me in my aimless scurrying, Lord, and hold me in this Lenten season: hold my heart to the beat of your grace and create in me a resting place, a kneeling place, a tip-toe place where I can recover from the dis-ease of my grandiosities which fill my mind and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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