Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia!
Finished Lent Calendar decorated with flowers and veggie from Memphis Farmers Market and yard flowers and herbs.
Words from the daily meditations by Walter Brueggemann in his book: A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent
Happy Easter! I plan to say that phrase until Pentecost on May 24.
Just in case you are still looking for a daily discipline of prayer and doodling after the forty days of Lent, here is a template for an Easter calendar. Starting with Easter there are 49 shapes. The 50th day is Pentecost which is indicated by the arrows. Add flame, fireworks, tongues,…whatever indicates to you the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The spaces on the calendar are small but you can expand the calendar to an 11×17 sheet of paper for more room.
Here are some things to do as you doodle on your Easter Calendar.
Here is my finished calendar for this Lent. I used no words, just drew crosses everyday. It was a wordless Lent in terms of the calendar and I didn’t miss them. But as usual I wish I could take back some words I said and said some words I didn’t say during the 40 days. Happy Easter to all! Christ is risen; hallelujah! And it’s okay to say that for the next 49 days of the Easter season–and even longer when you need to remember.
“Hallelujah, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed!”
Children in the church I attend bring flowers on Easter Sunday and cover a box-shaped or palm-frond cross with colorful blossoms.The children participate in the transformation of the cross from a tool of hatred to a symbol of victory and love.
My friend Connie gave me the stencils (by Pebbles) I used to draw the flowers. She incorporates stencils as part of the way she prays in color. For the art-challenged like I am, this can be a non-threatening way to get started.