Category Archives: Lent

And that is life!

If you’ve never read The Mitford Chronicles by Jan Karon, you should try them! I’m just finishing my third time through, and I love them even more than the first time! They’re all about an Episcopalian priest who loves everyone, … Continue reading

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waste your life

It was such a waste! All that perfume, just poured out, and it was expensive enough that a lot of useful things could have been done with the money obtained by selling it–lots of help for the poor, etc. Jesus … Continue reading

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they put me to shame…

In thinking over how the word “forgiveness” may have played out for me yesterday, I guess it would be at the Ladies’ Bible Study, which I still attend at our old church: the ladies have “forgiven” us for leaving to … Continue reading

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Don’t cringe!

“Happiness is not the goal of life; happiness is a by-product of living out your purpose.” “The greatest things in life aren’t things.” Great quotes to start off Lent (the 40 days before Easter)! I wonder if some of you … Continue reading

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star shifting, light lifting

My small circle of “support” here is very positive and affirming of me, yet I do wonder sometimes (as you’ve noticed) what I’m doing here, presumptuously thinking anyone would want to read what I’m writing. And I always remind myself … Continue reading

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unfleshed dreams

OK, so this is kind of depressing… wish I’d noticed it for one of my Lenten posts! It’s excellent poetry, doing a good job of expressing something. So I’ll do a more upbeat one right away, to make up for … Continue reading

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Forgive me for being born!

No, seriously! People often say that in anger (yesterday’s place of pain), but there is some truth to it: “Forgive me for being born” could mean “accept me for who I am”. Forgiveness is another huge subject, with mounds of … Continue reading

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to be seen and acknowledged

Someone clued me in to Henri Nouwen’s daily email, and of course, I love it! (I’ll try to remember to add it to my links over there.>) The current theme in the very short devotionals, is “hiddenness”. Most of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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whole and holy

I keep meaning to store this quote away here, but once I get jabbering on in a post, it never seems to fit. So I’m going to include it right away this time: Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote: “Only he who … Continue reading

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Cry, Sing, Breathe, Dance!

I’m going to put this quote here, to remind myself: “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write”–Anais Nin. That’s not to say I’m really a … Continue reading

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