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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 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 4.3

This week, as we get closer and closer to the cross, we'll consider transformation and they ways God continues to shape us, reform us, mold us and set us free.  I am pretty sure I've posted this song before, but it's a great reminder of the ways God takes that which is broken or tarnished and makes it new, beautiful.  God is making all things new.   Peace, Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, April 3, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 4.2

Today is the fifth Sunday in Lent.  Casey Thompson will be preaching on this scripture from the Gospel of John. Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, April 2, 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 3.31

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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