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Reflections for Holy Saturday

[caption id="attachment_3201" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "Buried" Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] The Last of the Brooding Miserables by Mary Karr Lord, you maybe know me best by my odd laments: My friend drew the garage door tight, lay flat on the cold cement, then sucked off ...

Daughters of Jerusalem (A Good Friday poem)

A few weeks ago I asked for help in thinking about Luke 23:27-31 as I worked on a meditation for my church's Good Friday service. Several of you gave me feedback that really helped me get my head around the passage. So, thank you. As promised, here is the final result. Daughters of Jerusalem from Luke ...

Reflections for Good Friday

[caption id="attachment_3193" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "No Between" Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] From the 8th century Irish monastic poet, Blathma ...The sun concealed its proper light; it lamented its lord. A swift cloud went across the blue sky, the great stormy sea ...

Reflections for Holy Wednesday

[caption id="attachment_3162" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "Many Rooms" Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] On John 13:36 - 14:7 ...They have just been told that one of their company is a traitor. They have seen Judas go out into the night. They have heard Peter ...

Reflections for Holy Tuesday

[caption id="attachment_3134" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "For What Binds Us" Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] The Binding by Cathy Song We love them more than life, these children who are born to us. How did Mary endure it? It was more than she bargained ...

Reflections for Holy Monday

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "Finding the Focus" Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] Isaiah 50:4-10 (TNIV) The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ...

Reflections for Palm Sunday

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] “Palm Sunday” Copyright © 2012 Jan Richardson Images. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.[/caption] O Lord Jesus Christ, who on this day entered the rebellious city which later rejected you: We confess that our wills are just as rebellious, that our faith is often ...