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Today begins the liturgical season of Lent, a time of self-examination, penitence, and prayer. Please feel free to share about your observations of the day and the season in the comments.
I posted about Lenten disciplines earlier this week: http://nachfolge.blogspot.com/2007/02/lenten-discipline.htmlA blessed Ash Wednesday to you all.
Are you a take something on or give something up for Lent kinda person? I'd love to hear from you. Blessings everyone.
I am reading the daily office of Morning Prayer (Episcopal), a Lenten discipline I began last year. You may find it here Also, I wanted to share that my church has a really nice Virtual Stations of the Cross site here, and you are very welcome to visit. A blessed and holy Lent to all...
Rats, my Daily Office link is wonky. It's at www.missionstclare.com :)
One of my good friends, Rev. William Chaney and I have edited a Lenten Devotional book. If you want to check it out, it's here.
I've posted my thoughts on Lent on my blog. Just click on my name to get there.
I found myself quite taken by Abby of the Arts' reflections on Ash Wednesday; and one of the things I would like to do this year is move away from a "penal" Lent -- the spiritual equivalent of standing at a blackboard writing "I will not ____________" 500 times -- and entering into that whole-hearted honesty and openness to transformation that she speaks about on her blog.
You can read a little more here, but essentially I will be going through Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way and doing the morning pages as a means of prayer/meditation/clearing the gunk out of my head.
I've got my "ash traditions" and my homily for tonight right here
I posted a little here.Deb
A startling moment of introspection at preacher, blogger or procrastinator.
I'm meditating twenty minutes a day.
It was so good to read what people are doing for Lent this evening.I'm praying my extremely-inclusive Office and making time for fun reading as well. More on my Ash Wednesday post here.
I started Lent with a wonderful service in Ely Cathedral, you can read about it hereMy devotional book this year is Blessed is she; living Lent with Mray
Tried to post comment yesterday, but Blogger was testy at the time.I have two posts: Bearing the Cross and Ash Wednesday
I posted an Ash-y editation last night. CLick my name to go to my blog
Ok that should be a meditation, not editation.I wonder what an editation would be though??????
Would it be making changes (i.e. editing) to a meditation and showing them through strikethroughs, etc.?