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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 39

When it goes dark, how do you hold onto hope? Today, with our Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 39, we’re on Good Friday. On this day, Jesus lay in the tomb with everyone believing him dead. When we don’t know a favorable outcome is in the offing, how do we hope. Write into your source of hope? When the pain in your abdomen...

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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 35

Today’s Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 35 is inspired by Ordinary Time. There’s actually a liturgical period called that. Don’t ask me anything else about it. But it’s the in-between times. The period when no big thing is happening, liturgically. That we honor it with its own name and recognition satisfies my soul....

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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: 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: 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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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 23

Contemplation amid chaos. Or, contemplation when hosting Grandparent Camp for an endearing four-year-old. What does Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: 23 have to say about that? Set yourself up where a whole lot is going on. Buses pooting black smoke. Children chattering down the sidewalk. Bicycle bells ringing. Make a list of what is happening...

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