Category Archives: Lent 2014

Reflections on Resurrection

Happy Easter! For forty days, I have been hosting a Lenten series on Cultivating Sacred Space for my faith community, and simultaneously blogging here on my own personal blog on the same weekly themes.  On this most joyful day, I … Continue reading

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Journeying 6: Holy Saturday (First Light)

Light cannot see inside things. That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior, Nurturing the draw of growth Through places where death In its own way turns into life. In the glare of neon times, Let our eyes … Continue reading

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Journeying 5: Good Friday

“God was not looking down on the cross. God was hanging from the cross. God had entered our pain, and loss, and death so deeply and took all of it into God’s own self so that we might know who … Continue reading

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Journeying 4: Maundy Thursday

In my journey leading up to today, I have been thinking and writing about Maundy Thursday, foot washing, and justice (you can read that post from my Cultivating Sacred Space series here). This morning, I pondered whose feet I would … Continue reading

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Journeying 3: Tenebrae

The Uses of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. ~Mary Oliver (by Mary Oliver, from … Continue reading

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Journeying 2: Brave New World

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. this morning in hopes of seeing the total lunar eclipse. I stepped out onto my back patio, still in my pajamas, feeling the warm spring wind blowing and swirling. Clouds were in rapid motion, … Continue reading

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Journeying 1: The Past

During an early part of my social work career, I worked as the unit social worker in a skilled nursing facility for older adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. The challenge that I faced every day was how to bring dignity and worth … Continue reading

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Happiness and Heartbreak

I was sitting at my kitchen table today, making a cross out of the palm branch that I had earlier carried as a parade flag around my church during the litany of the palms. I folded and tucked one end … Continue reading

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Cultivating Sacred Space during Holy Week

Lectionary Reading for Palm Sunday The week begins:  the palm branches are waving and the cries of “Hosanna!” can be heard resounding.  We can get caught up in the crowds, the celebration, the hope of glorious salvation.  But the triumphant … Continue reading

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Stillness 6: Light and Depth

“For by the light of understanding within your light I have tasted and seen your depth, eternal Trinity, and the beauty of your creation.” ~St. Catherine of Siena

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