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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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Lent 4.4

Here are some words by Walter Brueggemann in his new Lenten book,  A Way Other Than Our Own. The long history of faith, with all the saints, is the story of walking into the future given by God.  Lent is a time for sorting this out.  Populer Lent is too much preoccupied with guilt and repentance.  But not here.  Lent is rather seeing how to take steps into God's future so that we are no longer defined by what is past and no longer distracted by what we have... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.1

I hope you enjoy these words by Richard Rohr.   Prayer Is Being Silent by Richard Rohr Prayer is largely just being silent: holding the tension instead of even talking it through, offering the moment instead of fixing it by words and ideas, loving reality as it is instead of understanding it fully. We must not push the river, we must just trust that we are really in the river, and God is the current. That may be impractical, but the way of faith is not the way of efficiency. So... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, April 1, 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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