The Passion of the Hyphen

The post reflects on the themes of remembering and re-membering, encouraging a deeper connection and integration with ourselves, others, and a higher power. The author navigates through emotions, relationships, and personal history, ultimately emphasizing the significance of love and unity. The Lenten rhythm further underscores the message of interconnectedness and belonging.

Lent Day 40. Were You There?

As we wait for Easter and Christ’s resurrection, hear this spiritual composed by enslaved African-Americans, “Were You There?”

Lent Day 39. Would I?

In this last week of Lent, here is a favorite poem of mine by Zoanna Pearson from Selah Center’s book: “Reflections: A Journey through Lent into Easter.” Lent Day 39.

Lent Day 38. Can’t Sit Still.

A Selah Companions offers this poem about Jesus’ washing his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, Lent Day 38.

Lent Day 37. Mary’s Story.

In this final week of Lent, Selah Companion Kathleen Heppell tells The Greatest Story through the eyes of Mary in “Mary’s Story.” This is Day 37 of Lent.

Lent Day 36. Thank You for Being a Friend.

Today Sammi McCubbins shares her reflections on the importance of friends and what Jesus says about friendship. This is Lent Day 36.

Lent Day 35. Longing to Be Connected.

Today marks the final week of Lent leading up to Advent. Mary Pandiani provides an overview of the events of the “Passion” week and what it means in God’s story and yours. This is day 35 of Lent.

Lent Day 34. The Message of Easter.

On Lent’s Day 34, an excerpt from Selah Center’s “Reflections: A Journey through Lent into Easter” and a quote from Frank D. Getty.

Lent Day 33. The Shadow of the Cross.

Today on day 33 of Lent, Zoanna Pearson gives some history of the African country of Liberia and the aftermath of its Civil War in the 1980s & 90s.

Lent Day 32. Historical Jesus.

On Lent Day 32, Selah Companion Sherry Roscoe shares a poem entitled “Historical Jesus.”

Lent Day 31. A Load of Water.

Lent Day 31. Today John Kiemele shares a memory from the beach and what it means to him during Lent. Read on…

Lent Day 30. A Conversation with My Lord.

We welcome Selah Companion Cindy Waple to the Here & Now writing team with her poem, “A Conversation with My Lord.” Welcome, Cindy. — D.B. Editor