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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Seven

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Seven Nicole

#PreserveFriendship #community. Today, I #celebratehannah Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Matt 6:19-21 Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Six

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Six Nicole

#BePresent to each other. #Forgive one another. #LoveMercy Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: 2 Cor 5:20-6:2 We’re Christ’s representatives. God…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Five

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Five Nicole

Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Psalm 51:9-15 Don’t look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health.…

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First Sunday of Lent – Celebrate

First Sunday of Lent – Celebrate Nicole

Good and Gracious God, I celebrate your mindful attention on me and on ______. Thank you, for the work you are doing in and through us. Amen.  

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Four

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Four Nicole

Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Psalm 51: 1-4 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Three

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Three Nicole

Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Isaiah 58:6-9a Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Two

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Two Nicole

Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Joel 2:12-14 Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart,…

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The Healing Dust of Ash Wednesday

The Healing Dust of Ash Wednesday 150 150 Nicole

. . . “then the Lord God formed hā ādām (the first person) from the dust of hā ādāmāh (the earth), into whom God breathed the breath of life; and hā ādām became a living being.” (Gen 2:7) Shaped from the same particles that make up the cosmos, the first person was fashioned—and will return. The first…

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Don’t give up for/on Lent

Don’t give up for/on Lent 150 150 Nicole

This year,  instead of giving something up, how about giving yourself to another in prayer as your daily Lenten spiritual practice? Will you join us and participate in what the poet, Marilyn Nelson, calls Communal Pondering? How beautiful to ponder, contemplate, participate in God’s presence as a community! Howie is doing so by asking the adults of…

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Lent: Communal Pondering

Lent: Communal Pondering 150 150 Nicole

The poet, Marilyn Nelson, employed a beautiful term to describe her work: Communal Pondering. The ancient faith tradition of observing the Lenten season is really meant to be just that: pondering, contemplating, participating in God’s presence as a community. As a more specific practice, Howie, as youth pastor is asking the adults of all ages to…

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