Fourth Sunday in Lent: March 30, 2014 Weekly Lectionary Readings This week as we continue on our Lenten journey of “Cultivating Sacred Space” we are invited to see the light in new and inspiring ways. We begin in the Old Testament reading with Samuel grieving over Saul; surely, the darkness that can accompany grief and […]
The story of Jesus meeting the woman of Samaria at the well is unquestionably my favorite Gospel story; in my faith community, it is the reading for this Third Sunday in Lent. Here is a link, if you’d like to take a read: John 4:5-22 For me, this story is rich with all those aspects […]
This second week of Lent, the theme that found me in the midst of the lectionary readings was “Blessings.” It is also fitting that with St. Patrick’s Day approaching, this is a week when the lyrical lilt of Irish Blessings can speak to us with a bit of wit and wisdom. Please feel free to […]
We are rounding out “Week 1” of Cultivating Sacred Space. Where did you find your Holy Ground this week? Was it in music? in your roots? in prayer? What words have come to you mind to describe the holy? What Holy Ground have you cultivated to take with you as we continue the journey together?
I am not naturally inclined toward being still. If I am truly honest about my nature, motion and action are central to my daily living and to the trajectory of my personal and professional growth. I have been described across my life as a hard worker, a person who acts on my words, someone for […]
This week’s acrostic poem uses the word, “STILL” S T I L L Sit in stillness and allow your words to form, then sit in stillness with the words and allow your words to “speak back” to you today. Listen to the still, small voice that connects you with Divine Presence in this very […]
Today’s spiritual practice is Lectio Divina, which literally translates, “Divine Reading.” These are easy to follow instructions from the Shalem Institute offer a guide for a Lectio Divina practice. You can use these steps for praying with scripture, selecting any passage that seems right for you. If you like, choose one of the readings from […]