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Lent- Day 9: Frank Underwood doesn't understand Jesus.

 

(House of Cards, Season 3)

 

 

 

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Lent- Day 8: Wordless, yet their voices are heard the world over.

Photo taken by K.

 

Psalm 19 is an utter masterpiece. C.S. Lewis said "I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world." It was part of my devotional reading this morning, and in a month of arctic temps, icy sleet and far too many gray skies, it was like a lovely bit of Spring. 

 

The first few verses popped out at me (despite the fact I've read this chapter I don't know how many times in the past):

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Lent- Day 7: Suffering as muse.

 

 

"No longer shall I paint interiors, and people reading, and women knitting. I shall paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love—I shall paint a number of pictures of this kind. People will understand the sacredness of it, and will take off their hats as though they were in church. I shouldn't like to be without suffering. How much of my art I owe to suffering!"

-Edvard Munch (as quoted in George Heard Hamilton, Painting and Sculpture, 1880-1940, 1967 and Joy Schaverien, The revealing image: analytical art psychotherapy in theory and practice, 2009)

 

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Lent- Day 6: If your tweeting this it's too late.

Top, Chris Brown (source); Middle, Amber Rose (source); Bottom, Khloe Kardashian (source)

 

 

Another day, another stupid celebrity twitter tirade.

 

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Lent- Day 5: My tears have been my food.

 

 

 

"My dad is dying."

 

 

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Lent- Day 3: A chasing after the wind.

 

(Marie Claire)

 

 

Last week, as Kanye West's post-Grammy rant went viral, my brother Joe sent me a simple text:

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Lent- Day 1

 

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

 

 

Those are the words typically spoken by the pastor, deacon or administrant while spreading ashes on the foreheads of the penitents gathered for Ash Wednesday services- at least at Episcopal Churches

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