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Lent 3.23

Sometimes we need a little levity in this season of Lent.  So it is in that spirit that I share this picture with you.  It's a take on the common call of Lent, "sinners, repent!"   It's silly, I know.  And yet, there is something wonderful about joy even in the midst of a season of repentance, a season when we often dwell in our sinfulness.  We are people who know how the story ends.  We are people who know that we don't stay in the ash... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.22

Psalm 51 offers our prayer that God would create in us a clean spirit and turn us again towards God's will and God's ways.  Nan Merrill, using lovely and poetic language, rewites Psalm 51 for us below.  Her words evoke a sense of peace and calm in me...and I hope in you as well. Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O Gracious One, according to your steadfast love; According to your abundant kindness forgive me where my thoughts and deeds have hurt others. Lead me in the paths of... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.21

Shauna Niequist is a Christian author and blogger.  In her book,  Present over Perfect,  she says this: "Years ago, a wise friend told me that no one ever changes until the pain level gets high enough.  That seems entirely true.  The inciting incident for life change is almost always heartbreak- something becomes broken beyond repair, too heave to carry; in the words of the recovery movement, unmanageable." If repentance is about change, or at least about... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.20

During the season of Lent we talk a lot about repentance.  Not simply about our sinfulness and the ways we need to seek forgiveness from God, but about the ways that we turn back from God.  Repentance is a re-orientation, a process or moment in which we turn back to God and seek wholeness that only God can give.  This week we'll explore repentance.   Here is a poem entitled, "The Road to Damascus: 6," by Tania Runyan I have sinned, I said. I want eternal... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.19, Third Sunday in Lent

Today is the third Sunday in Lent.  At WPC, it's also Common Place Sunday!  Hope you can join us for worship.  Aisha Brooks-Lytle will be preaching on this passage from Exodus. Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.”... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.18

I love this poem by Mother Theresa.  It has been with me for some time now and I return to it over and over as a reminder, or when I need a dose of hope, or moment of clarity.  I hope you enjoy it to and that it walks witn you in this Lenten season.    St. Theresa's Prayer May today there be peace within.   May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 0 comments
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