Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 37: Sacred Spaces in Nature

Our last sacred space is nature. Sometimes it's quite a wonder what good fresh air can do to you! Even in an urban oasis, a little natural hideaway can be found in the most unexpected places! Nature is by far the simplest way to connect with God but is perhaps God's most marvelous creation. Nature … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 37: Sacred Spaces in Nature

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 36: The Unlikeliest of Sacred Spaces

For today I want you to either visit or imagine a sacred space that normally would not be considered so sacred. For me that is the dance floor! A personal side story- I became more in tune with sacred dance, freer, and more aligned in mind, body, and spirit because of the dance floor. How … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 36: The Unlikeliest of Sacred Spaces

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 35: Sacred Spaces

As we enter Holy Week, we will begin to take our Moving Meditations in new directions. For the latter half of the week, we will focus on the well-known Easter Triduum. But for this first half, we will focus on physical space and locations. The first is sacred space. Explore your a place of great … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 35: Sacred Spaces

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 34: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

​​ "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Luke 23:46 . Jesus' last words. Jesus has gone through hopelessness, the feeling of abandonment, and the feeling of defeat. And yet in His final moments, He reveals His unwavering trust in God. This is the strength of our faith and love for God, it is … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 34: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 33: “It is finished”

​​ "It is finished." John 19:30 . Jesus speaks about eternal life many times. He even states that He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. And yet in this statement there is a definitive conclusion. But what ends here? His life? Our lives? No- suffering. This is the end of hopelessness, … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 33: “It is finished”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 32: “I thirst”

​​ "I thirst." John 19:28 . Another reveal of Jesus' humanity is His thirst. This is a real biological function of His body, something often ignored, but when put off, can hold real problems. How often do we put off the needs of our bodies? We seek to feed our spiritual hunger but we neglect … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 32: “I thirst”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 31: “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?”

​​ "My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?" Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 . Throughout the Gospels, Jesus always tells us to have faith, to trust, and believe. He says, "Do not be afraid" and questions us when we start questioning God. And yet here, Jesus shows no sign of faith or hope. … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 31: “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 30: “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.”

​​ "Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother." John 19:26–27 . When Jesus left Mary to John at the Cross, Jesus left His Mother to everyone. He promised love and protection during His absence, showing the continuous light and love of God. This love is not only within Jesus but with Mary and with … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 30: “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 29: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

​​​ "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43 . Even in the midst of dying, Jesus was able to see the good of His neighbor and promised Him eternal life. Sometimes we find ourselves so enrapt in our own pain and suffering that we don't notice any … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 29: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 28: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

​​ For the next seven days of Lent, we will focus on Jesus' last words. We begin with Luke 23:34: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Jesus taught us that not only are we forgiven but that we must also forgive. One of the hardest things to do, however, is … Continue reading Moving Meditations for Lent | Day 28: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”