The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn…
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A Time To Turn

A Time To Turn

An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 109-110) The Lenten journey from the ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to…
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A Mother’s Legacy

A Mother’s Legacy

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men -- from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. –Oliver Wendell Holmes I remember my mother's prayers and they…
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The Crisis of Love

The Crisis of Love

By Susanne Hooker Taylor On page 77 of his beautiful book, Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating writes the following: Suffering is part of the warp and woof of living. It is not an end in itself, but part of…
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A Bird Watcher’s View

A Bird Watcher’s View

By Dorothy Gleason Anyone who knows me can tell you that I spend much of my time peering through my kitchen window watching the birds that grace my backyard feeders. My favorite season to watch the birds is in the…
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