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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.

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,...

Making the Lenten Journey–Calendar Templates

Making the Lenten Journey–Calendar Templates

Using a calendar template Using a calendar template is a simple, daily, and playful but serious practice for praying our way through the forty days of Lent. Each day, choose a word to ponder or a person to pray for. Write the word or name in the allotted space with a...

Star/Epiphany Prayers

Star/Epiphany Prayers

The Feast of the Epiphany was January 6, but the Season of Epiphany continues. The "shining forth" of the Light of Christ deserves more than one day. It is an infinitely expanding event. Right now, I need as much of that Light as I can collect. So I pray, "Let me be a...

Sixth Day of Christmas

Sixth Day of Christmas

Here are my two Advent calendars for 2020. The calendar on the left incorporates the words of #AdventWord--a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary. The one on the right contains my prayers for others. Advent was full of illness and death for friends and family....