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Lent 4.10

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, but I came across this poem by Hannah Faith Notess and wanted to share it with you as you begin your Holy Week. Sunday After the parade, the tired donkey wanders back to her stall. Among the bruised feathery branches,  a dog licks at a half-eaten snack wrapped in a leaf, and the palms, whoes boughs are done being cut down, begin again to whisper their fragile green music. Mud crusts and dries on abandoned, trampled cloaks, and the women carry... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, April 10, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.9

Today is Palm Sunday and is the beginning of Holy Week.  We read this story from the Bible every year, but I challenge you to read it with fresh eyes today.  See what God may want you to notice today.  See if there is anything new or surprising that you find upon this encounter with the text.    Matthew 21:1-11 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.8

Today is Satruday, traditionally the day of Sabbath for Jewish people.  Practicing the Sabbath is a commandment for us as Christians as well, although it tends to be one we often neglect or ignore.  Sabbath was designed for us by God.  We are called to rest, called to remember who we are and who God is, and called to practice noticing the presence and power of God.  Walter Brueggemann wrote an awesome book on Sabbath and says this, " YHWH is a Sabbath-keeping God,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.7

Nadia Bolz-Weber speaks a great deal about transformation.  More specifically she speaks over and over about the ways that God resurrects us, creates life where there was only death or pain or hurt.  She is awesome and I love these words about Easter.  "God was never about making me spiffy; God was about making me new.  New doesn't look like perfect.  Like the Easter story itself, new is often messy.  New looks like recovering alcoholics.  New... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, April 7, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.6

This quote is by Gerald May, a counselor and theologian. Keep risking that your heart's desire is trustworthy.  There is always another, deeper step you can take toward more complete trust.  It will be this way until every act of every single day is simply sacred.  It may not feel like enough; sometimes it feels like nothing.  But it is sufficient because it is real. There are times when the transforming power of God may not feel like anything.  It may feel... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.5

Below is a beautiful, comforting and powerful poem by Jan Richardson.  It doesn't speak directly about transformation, but is a reminder that all of us are God's beloved.  We don't often dwell in that reality, so perhpas there is an invitation to be transformed by that identity, set free by God to live as God's beloved.   Beloved is Where We Begin By Jan Richardson If you would enter into the wilderness, do not begin without a blessing. Do not leave... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 0 comments
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