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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 34

When we return to former places, is it with a sigh of relief? Or with deep regret? This is the question for our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 34. Make a list of times you returned to a former hometown, a known rhythm of your days, an exercise routine you abandoned, a project you let slip away. When your list is complete, write...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 32

Just a reminder about these Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 32. I’ve done my best to offer prompts to help us see anew. That includes re-seeing ourselves, the world around us, and the act of writing. You can read more about this practice at the School for Contemplative Living website. Seeing anew doesn’t require a big shift....

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 31

I’m holding on to Saturday, y’all. By which I mean, my fingernails are digging into the wood as I try to hang onto this cliff of offering Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 31. Easter is in sight. The end of Lent is coming. (Y’all are saying, she does so much bitching about this offering, she’s not gonna get any credit...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 30

Here is our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 30: Think of a saying you tell yourself all the time. It might be something you inherited from your parents. My dad used to say, “Things are tough all over.” It reverberates in my head. Or perhaps it’s a litany you repeat to yourself when things get difficult (“I need something...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 29

For Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 29, take a common color such as blue and write down every type of that color you can think of (navy, teal, etc). Take a second common color and do the same (such as red and scarlet, persimmon). Look at your list. Which colors are also nouns? (the US Navy, the Teal duck, the persimmon fruit). Write those...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 28

For Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 28, go outside and sit by a running water source. Or put a water video on your computer and sit by an open window. Listen. Listen. Listen. Five minutes before your 20 minutes is up, complete this sentence: When I listen to water, the divine comes to me as….. Gold foil mini-statue with key to...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 27

Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 27! Twenty-seven! How is that even possible? It startles me, that number—could I really have been going this long? Seems like we started last week. And it gives us our prompt for the day. When was a time you were truly startled? It might have been when you were physically, unexpectedly awoken. Or, as I...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 26

For today’s Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 26 write for twenty minutes on this prompt: What strands have you woven in your life to create a shimmering, fluid, vibrating, shifting web? Relationships. Skills. Rituals. Moments of pause. Creative bursts. Wonders. Where do you find it today? f An image from past Lents to accompany...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 25

Today’s Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 25 is a two-parter. Take ten minutes on each question. If at all humanely possible, do not read the 2nd question until you have completed your ten minutes with the first. 1st 10 minutes: If I thought God would tell the truth, I would ask… 2nd 10 minutes: If I thought [your name]...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 24

I am offering y’all these Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 24 during the Lenten season. But my Lenten practice is doing one meditative thing a day. Sometimes it’s contemplative writing. Other times not. When I swim, meditation takes care of itself. Close against the wall, I hold my breath and sink. My body is enveloped in water....

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