Tag: Jan Richardson

preparing for the longest night

As we prepare for the longest night of the year, I’ve been reflecting Darkness and the journeys we take with her.  Whether it’s related to our spiritual, emotional, or physical health, Darkness can feel especially unnerving during a season that is filled with joy… Continue Reading “preparing for the longest night”

Jan Richard’s healing blessing

These words found me last night, and for that, I am grateful. ~cameron And All Be Made Well A Healing Blessing That each ill be released from you and each sorrow be shed from you and each pain be made comfort for you and… Continue Reading “Jan Richard’s healing blessing”

blessings by Jan Richardson

This morning, I am delighted to find an email from Jan Richardson in my inbox with information about her new Women’s Christmas Retreat.  She notes that in Ireland and other places, Epiphany is celebrated by women as a day of rest, reflection and retreat… Continue Reading “blessings by Jan Richardson”

lessons learned: dandelions and faith

This morning I came across this blessing in Jan Richardson’s book In the Sanctuary of Women.  “Rootedness” seems to be a theme in my life right now so I thought I would repost this meditation. May your roots go deep and deeper still into… Continue Reading “lessons learned: dandelions and faith”

a prayer for the morning by Jan Richardson

We are waking, God. We are waking, and we pray that we may know you as manna in the desert, wellsprings in the wilderness, honey from the rock, O God our habitation and our way.

Lenten discernment

In the opening narrative of her chapter on Harriet Powers in the book In the Sanctuary of Women, Jan Richardson asks, “What does God the Creator desire to make known in the world through the work of our hands?” As I sat in the… Continue Reading “Lenten discernment”

Jan Richardson’s Ash Wednesday blessing

Blessing the Dust A Blessing for Ash Wednesday All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest… Continue Reading “Jan Richardson’s Ash Wednesday blessing”

the long way ’round

Recently, I have been savoring the book In the Sanctuary of Women by Jan Richardson.  If you do not know her work, please visit her website.  You will not be disappointed! During my time away in Wisconsin, I spent several snowy evenings sitting in… Continue Reading “the long way ’round”