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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: Leap Day

While Lent goes on, so do other happenings. This gives us our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: Leap Day edition. Leap Day is that once in a blue moon (okay, every four years) occurrence. We personally know two folks born on Leap Day (chances are, right?) It’s a wonderful, slippery-slidey day, though I do feel sorry for the three years...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 12

We are continuing our journey with this installment of Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 12. If you want some background, you can read about it here. Today, on this middle of the week day, I want you to take 5 minutes to make a list of matters you’re on the fence about. Decisions you have to make that are rumbling around in your...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 11

Time marches on, and we have arrived at our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 11. I began this offering on the first day of Lent with the explanation here. It’s easy, though. Take twenty minutes and sit with the prompt, writing. If you’ve missed a few days—say, the entire last week—no worries. Dip in and out of it as it feels “write”...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 10

The hardest part of this offering of Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent is keeping up with the number we’re on. This is Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 10. At least, I think it is! 🤣 I’m sure good marketing would tell me to post at the same time each day. Not gonna happen. Here’s today’s prompt: What is the...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 9

You can read about this Lenten offering here then proceed to the Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 9: If you can, go outside. If not position yourself so you can see outside. Spend 20 minutes making a list of clues. Clues as to what season it is. Clues as to where you are on the earth. Clues to the time of day. What clues does the natural...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 8

The introduction to this Lenten offering of Contemplative Writing Prompts is explained here. Today, our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 8 is: Take 5 minutes to list 5 beliefs you carried in childhood that no longer shape your life. Of course, Santa Clause immediately comes to mind, but there are certainly others. Don’t judge your...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 7

If you’d like to learn why I’ve undertaken to offer Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent, you can read about it here. But it’s not necessary. You can go straight to today’s prompt on Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 7. . Our bodies have knowledge we sometimes ignore. Or don’t even know about. Today, sit...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 6

If you’d like to read about this Lenten offering, click here. Otherwise, let’s jump into Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 6 In his book Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman describes standing next to his mother watching Halley’s Comet pass. Her hand on his shoulder, he felt absolute awe. He experienced the two of...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 5

If you want to read about this seasonal offering of contemplative writing prompts, you can do so here. Otherwise, just dive in for Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 5. Take 20 minutes and write about that one thing at the back of your closet that it’s really, really time to do something with. Discard. Re-purpose. Take a photo for...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 4

You can read about my offering Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent, or you can jump right in. Either way, the main thing to remember: there is no wrong way to do these prompts. Here we go: Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 4 Today, take 20 minutes and write your different names for joy. This may be synonyms (e.g., exuberance). It may...

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