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A musician on observing a holy Lent

by Susan E. Bloomfield


On Ash Wednesday, The Book of Common Prayer invites us to the “observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial, and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”


As a professional musician, I naturally view things through a musical lens. Recently, I have been reflecting on the tenets of Lent outlined in the Prayer Book and thinking about how each of these can be interpreted as a musical metaphor or […]

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Weighing your life against your own scales



This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a ministry of St John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO

by Charles LaFond


I love this wreath.  It implies a set of scales. And I believe a Rule of life offers us the opportunity to partner with God in co-creativity; to daily weigh and balance our lives, asking ourselves if we are living the life we want to live.  Back when I had an immature faith, it was easy to outsource responsibility to God […]

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