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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.  

 

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Lent 3.13

This week the blog will focus on prayer.  There are a million ways to pray and a million ways to think about prayer.  I believe that how we pray or when we pray doesn't matter to God.  What matters is that we pray.  God desires to be in relationship with us and in conversation with us.  A friend shared this refleciton on prayer with me and I wanted to share it with you. Prayer Is Being Silent by Richard Rohr Prayer is largely just being silent: holding the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.12 Second Sunday in Lent

Today is the second Sunday in Lent.  Today in worship, or here on the blog, you'll be surrounded by these words from the Gospel of John.  Read the story of Nicodemus and think about the questions you'd ask Jesus or the things you don't understand about Jesus.  Think about how you have been reborn in Jesus and how Christ is doing nothing short than making all things new.  Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.11

As we end the week when we focus on temptation, ponder these words by Walter Brueggemann in his book,  Sabbath as Resistance.  "Multitasking is the drive to be more than we are, to control more than we do, to extend our power and our effectiveness.  Such practice yields a divided self, with full attention given to nothing."  Try today to be mindful in what you are doing, at least for a few minutes.  Give your full attention to eating your breakfast,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.10

I am by no means an art historian, but the symbols and significance of religious art intrigues me a great deal.  Below if a painting called, "The Temptations of Christ" painted by Botticelli in the 15th centry.  It can be found in the Sistene Chapel.  Below the work you'll find words by Sarah Noch, a young art historian who blogs about religious art.  Sarah's words: In the Sistine chapel, the wall to the left of Michelangelo’s “The... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.9

Sometime temptation looks like the voices in our head that keep us from trusting that we are God's beloved children.  Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber speaks to the temptation to listen to those voices, and the invitation to trust that God is more powerful than those voices. "Maybe my demon of anger knows to steer clear of the gospel, lest I end up forgiving some jackass who I really want to punch in the throat.  Maybe your demon of inertia knows to avoid Jesus, lest it be cast off... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.8

This week we focus on temptation.  This poem about the disciples in the garden of Gethsemene touches on that theme, to do other than what Christ asks of us.  Gethsemane by Mary Oliver The grass never sleeps. Or the roses. Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning. Jesus said, wait with me.  But the disciples slept. The cricket has such splendid fringe on its feet, and it sing, have you noticed, with its whole body,  and heaven knows if it... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 0 comments
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