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Homedusty

For this dusty season of Lent, I have chosen a poem a day that connects us to that “divine and dusty” part of who we are, to accompany a scripture passage from the weekly lectionary. The blessings, that accompany the scripture and poetry, are my attempt to knit together the two, letting the language of word and wisdom intermingle and become an embodied prayer, itself divine and dusty.

Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Friday, April 2, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: She died after a short illness; she died after a long, difficult illness while daydreaming and watching cartoons; she died after a lingering, lovely paralysis, a fading; she died tumbling onto a crosswalk, where she had the right of way; she died in her sleep; [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Thursday, April 1, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.” One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. Psalm 118:26 Wisdom: At the ruins of the Seven Churches Inishmore Pick a crevice, a homey gap between stones and make it your own. [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Wisdom: Tonight I walked, lost in my own meditation, and was afraid, not of the labyrinth that I have made of love and self but of [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Monday, March 29, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. Psalm 118:21 Wisdom: I would sit in the dimness of my father's wooden toolshed waiting for the mice to come out and feed on the wheat we kept in a hundred-pound sack for the [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Sunday, March 28, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:1 Wisdom: Fork down hay for the white-face steers. Sit in the hay mow door watching the horses graze, chewing myself a dry clover sprig. Long day over. No evening plans. [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Saturday, March 27, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 Wisdom: Thank you for these tiny particles of ocean salt, pearl-necklace viruses, winged protozoans: for the infinite, intricate shapes of submicroscopic living things. For algae spores and fungus spores, bonded by vital mutual genetic cooperation, spreading [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Friday, March 26, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. John 12:25 Wisdom: From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Thursday, March 25, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 Wisdom: Right now you don’t have to parse the entire universe in infinite, [...]

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Divine and Dusty: Embodied Prayers for Lent

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Katie Snipes Lancaster Word: I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Psalm 119:16 Wisdom: i Everything sings, in each moment, a song—and is, in the very next moment, unsung. It's no use being a mirror which sees both sides; both sides are wrong. What [...]

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