Tag Archives: Lent

The God Who Has Tears…

Several years ago I had a note from a friend, Mako Fujimura, who heard that I was speaking in New York City, and wondered if I would be able to see him in his gallery. The 400th anniversary of the … more »

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The Hope of Good Friday

The promise of Good Friday is that when our world is turned upside down, and even our own hearts flee for cover, we have hope. more »

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A Lenten Journey in Paris

This is the ninth, and final, reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. One of our family’s most treasured joys of living in Paris is regularly worshiping with others at the American Cathedral. Each Sunday, people from all … more »

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Lenten Lights

This is the eighth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. It is early morning when I head into the living room via the coffee pot in the kitchen. On autopilot, I take a tall mug out of … more »

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The Leaky Cisterns of False Selves: Vocation, Repentance, and Lent

This is the seventh reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Frequently spiritual leaders remind us that we are more than our professions. Rarely though, are we called to repent of our identification with our jobs. Lent prompts … more »

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Moving Home

This liturgical season of Lent invites us to slow down and notice the Holy Spirit dwelling here, creating a home within us. Lent is a good season to allow God to make his home within us more intentionally, to be present with him wherever we are. more »

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Moving Into the Greater Desires: An Interview with Jen Pollock Michel

For the Missio Lent series, TWI’s Laura Fabrycky spoke recently with Jen Pollock Michel about her book, Teach Us to Want (IVP, 2014). Jen Pollock Michael is a writer, speaker, and mother of five. She writes regularly for Her.meneutics.com and … more »

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The Lenten Birthday: What a Little Girl Taught Me about Fasting

This is the third reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Raised an agnostic, my first exposure to the Bible was when it was sung in the rock-opera Godspell. Fascinated, I was, by the notion that there was a … more »

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Why We Fast

This is the Shrove Tuesday reflection, the day before the Missio Lent series begins. Read the rest here. Today is Mardi Gras, more affectionately known as Fat Tuesday, a holiday which I have fond memories celebrating while growing up. The … more »

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Twenty Years to Remember

Today, we and all of Rwanda’s friends pause to remember those whose lives were lost twenty years ago, to stand in solidarity with the survivors, and to promise to work together to continue the miraculous transformation of this country from a place of despair to one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope. more »

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