Tag: Lent

journey

This morning, I thought I might try something a bit different with my post. A few minutes ago, I came across a photo that reminded me of an unexpected treasure I found as I traveled across the state of Wisconsin many years ago. A… Continue Reading “journey”

wisdom in the wilderness

This morning, I came across this post from last year and felt it ring true with my spirit.  I’m reposting it here today as a reminder to myself that there is wisdom in the wilderness.   Wilderness is not just a place; it is… Continue Reading “wisdom in the wilderness”

lessons learned: in the wilderness

Wilderness is not just a place; it is also a state of being.  If happiness means being happy and sadness means being sad, then wilderness means being wilder.  Look it up, and you’ll find that the primary meaning of wild is “natural.” In turn,… Continue Reading “lessons learned: in the wilderness”

give up and give on–lessons learned from Lent

This is a repost from a couple of years ago.  I am fully appreciating its relevance on this Ash Wednesday.  ~cameron This morning, a friend of mine posted a link on her facebook wall to a “Reverse Lent Challenge.”  The subhead noted, “Don’t give… Continue Reading “give up and give on–lessons learned from Lent”

Lenten reflection: bringing the gardens to light

In spite of a busy weekend, I managed to put aside a couple of hours on the warm Saturday afternoon and started cleaning out flower beds.  As I surveyed my scratched up arms and legs this morning, this blog post came to mind from… Continue Reading “Lenten reflection: bringing the gardens to light”

Lenten meditation: when the light falls on the creeping jenny

Yesterday, my daughter, her boyfriend, and his sister helped me clean out the chicken run and coop in preparation for our chicken-raising adventure this Spring.  As I was picking up wet leaves in the run, I found green springs of Creeping Jenny that have… Continue Reading “Lenten meditation: when the light falls on the creeping jenny”

Lenten reflection: the Potter

This morning as I read of the postponement of Kelly Gissendaner‘s execution, I wondered what it must be like for her as she waits in the unknown.  I wonder if her faith is surrounding her in peace.  I wonder if a flame of hope… Continue Reading “Lenten reflection: the Potter”

Lenten reflection: bringing the gardens to light

Saturday, I spent my first Spring afternoon doing nothing but tending to the gardens.  After months of working inside the house on many projects that needed my attention, the weather and my (nondriving) teenage daughter’s schedule aligned so that I had 4 hours free… Continue Reading “Lenten reflection: bringing the gardens to light”

lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic

This past weekend, I was given the gift of a spiritual walk with God.  While it occurred within a community setting, the focus was on my own connection with my faith and how it shapes and reshapes who I am. A very powerful part… Continue Reading “lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic”

a meditation from Vigen Guroian’s Inheriting Paradise

How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed On through the watching for that early birth When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed, The sturdy seedling with arched body comes Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs. ~from Robert Frost’s “Putting… Continue Reading “a meditation from Vigen Guroian’s Inheriting Paradise”

give up and give on–lessons learned from Lent

This morning, a friend of mine posted a link on her facebook wall to a “Reverse Lent Challenge.”  The subhead noted, “Don’t give something up.  Take something on.” In her comment section, others had noted that “giving on” was more their speed than “giving… Continue Reading “give up and give on–lessons learned from Lent”

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”

lilies in the leaves

In spite of Winter’s last sigh of snow on Wednesday, Spring has gracefully swept into the farm this weekend, greeting us with chirping robins and cheerful daffodils.  The perennial flower beds, filled with leaves, are showing signs of life.  Green shoots of lilies, iris,… Continue Reading “lilies in the leaves”

o Gardener of Life

O Gardener of Life, your mercy is steadfast, sure. With care you plant us. You turn the earth around us and water our roots with love. Even when we bear no fruit, year after struggling year, you are patient. Your hope for us leafs… Continue Reading “o Gardener of Life”