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I have been writing the Praying in Color blog for over a dozen years. The entries include theological musings, memoir, reflections on life and Scripture, and hundreds of posts on ways to incorporate Praying in Color into your prayer and spiritual life. In the search bar you can type words like “Scripture, Advent, Lent, calendar templates, intercessory prayer, mourning, gratitude, forgiveness…” or other topics of interest to find related posts. I hope you enjoy exploring this site.

Gratitude Gobblers 2021

Gratitude Gobblers 2021

Here are five turkey templates for a pre- or post-dinner Thanksgiving activity for adults and kids. In the center of the turkey write your name for God: "Holy One, Generous God, Creator, Sustainer, Beloved One, or...." In the spaces within the turkey, in the shapes on...

Chasing Jerusalem

Chasing Jerusalem

The chase began almost two years ago. My husband, Andy, and I accepted an invitation to spend a year at St. George's College in Jerusalem, an Anglican pilgrimage and retreat center near the Old City.  Andy would serve as College Chaplain and I would be the Minister of...

Advent Calendar Templates 2021

Advent Calendar Templates 2021

Using an Advent calendar is my favorite way to pay attention and pray during the four weeks of Advent. Unlike the store-bought versions, my calendars have no doors, just blank spaces for the days of Advent. Each day I fill one space with a prayer or meditation-- in...

Welcome to the New PIC Website

Welcome to the New PIC Website

I have not posted in a while. Between working on content for the new website and living in limbo about our departure for Jerusalem, I've been both distracted and a bit lazy. That's my excuse.  Now, I'm excited about this new website. I hope you will take a few minutes...

A Couple of Things….

A Couple of Things….

Midsummer blessings and greetings to you. Just a couple of announcements. This coming Saturday, July 31, I will be leading a 1 1/2 hour Zoom Praying in Color Workshop called Praying in Color: Prayer for the Visual and Kinesthetic Learner. It is sponsored by the Jordan...

Holy Week Reflections

Holy Week Reflections

I used the templates for Holy Wednesday through Holy Saturday with words from the Holy Week Lectionary readings Year B. Holy Wednesday     Isaiah 50:4-9a    Psalm 70     Hebrews 12:1-3    John 13:21-32  Holy/Maundy Thursday   Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14    Psalm 116...

Not My Usual Lent

Not My Usual Lent

My Lents are well-planned. I create a calendar template or two, choose a book of devotions or set of scripture readings, and set out on my daily, pious prayer-walk through the forty days of Lent. Lent is under my control, orderly. I am in charge. But NOT this year....

Templates for Holy Week & Stations of the Cross

Templates for Holy Week & Stations of the Cross

Here are three sets of templates for Holy Week. They are not intended as just "coloring" pages (unless that's how you want to use them) but as a format for corralling your thoughts, prayers, and reflections about the days of Holy Week. The first set is individual,...

Grieving—with Words, Pen, and Color Part 1

Grieving—with Words, Pen, and Color Part 1

NOTE: Lenten Calendar Templates for 2021 are on the Handouts Page & in the Blog Post for January 25. When my mother died a few decades ago, a friend said to me, "Not only did you lose your mother, but you have lost your mother's memories and perceptions of you,...