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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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Lent 3.25

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a super sassy and faithful pastor at a church somewhat like Broad Street Ministries.  She preached this sermon last week on the Woman at the Well.  In it she says, "Sometimes being seen is painful, even if it's what we want more than anything else in the world." When we seek repentance, we are allowing ourselves to be seen by God.  We are seen fully and completely.  We are vulnerable and laid bare.  And we trust that when we show... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.24

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement, and probably the most holy of days for our Jewish brothers and sisters.  It is about repentance and turning back to God, being honest about the ways you've fallen short and praying that God forgives you.  Walter Brueggemann wrote this prayer called, "Yom Kippur" and it seemed like a good fit for today. On this day our Christian thoughts are turned      to Jewish possibilities of forgiveness and reconciliation.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
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