Into the Desert

Lent is approaching.  It has been my favourite season for many years.  I love the long, quiet journey to Easter.  The plainness, the dryness.  The triumph of the Triduum and Easter.  Just love it.

It’s almost time to start saving onion skins for the krashanky.  It is time to pour Easter candles and get them ready to send out.

I hope that this is the year to learn to write pysanky like these beautiful eggs written by Heather of Heather’s Homestead.

Into the Desert

Into the Desert

It is time to think about how I will count down to Easter with the little ones.

Time to discern how God is calling us to be restored, renewed, nourished so that we may spend our Lenten journey growing, hidden beneath the surface, and burst forth into bloom at Eastertide.

These days of your favor
leave a blessing as you pass
on me and all your people.
Turn to us, Lord God,
and we shall turn to you. – excerpted from a meditation by Victor Hoagland, C.P

Time to ask God polish the old bloom off and make us shiny…

Into the Desert

{An old piece of denim used to polish the bloom off of beeswax candles, makes them look like new.}