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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.  

 

Lent 3.31

One of the ways we find silence is through rest, through sabbath.  Taking time to be silent and to rest is essential to our life and our life of faith.  In the book,  Present over Perfect  (which I LOVE) Shauna Niequist talks about this desire we may feel for sabbath or silence or rest. What I ache for these days is space, silence, stillness.  Sabbath.  I want to clear away space and noise and things to do and things to manage.  I want less of everything.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 31, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.30

In the book  Silence  by Thich Nhat Hanh, he suggests that we can practice silence through movement.  He proposes that we can walk mindfully, intentionally in the silence and can deepen our awareness of who we are and whose we are.  Here are his words: If you're just starting out, try dedicating five minutes every day to walking quietly and mindfully.  When you are alone, you can do it as slowly as you like.  You may find it helpful to begin by walking very... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.29

Here is a prayer for silence that a friend shared with me.  I hope it speaks to you as well. Prayer of Silence   Companions, The wise tell us that God abides in silence— that God speaks in the silent serenity of the heart. Let us not speak of silence; rather, let silence speak to us of God. Together Let us enter, through the door of serenity, the silence of our heart. The chatter of our fears, our angers, our anxiety —the chatter of our desires and... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.28

As we consider the theme of silence this week, I wanted to share a paragraph from the book,  Liturgy of the Ordinary  that surprised me greatly.  The author, Tish Harrison Warren is talking about the ways that we can begin to see everyday things in our lives as interconnected with spiritual practices.  She helps us think about how things like making the bed or brushing our teeth or going to sleep can connect us with God.  She shares this about silence: A fascinating... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.27

One of the spiritual practices people often explore during Lent is the practice of silence.  Silence will be our theme for the week and as you read or reflect on these posts, I hope you allow yourself a bit of silence, stillness, and time to just be with God.  Even if it's not much, it is something and God honors that.    Be silent, be still, alone, empty, before your God. Say nothing. Ask nothing. Be silent. Let your God look upon you, that is... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 27, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.26

Today is the fourth Sunday in Lent.  The scripture for today is the story of a blind man who is healed by Jesus.  It comes from John 9 and is only found in the gospel of John.  One of the things I love about this passage is the way the man grows in his knowledge and faith about who Jesus is.  He doesn't come to full faith all at once, but slowly, over time, understands the truth about the Christ and how he has been fully healed and fully set free.   John 9:1-38 ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 0 comments
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