Word for this Lenten season


noun /ˌkɑntəmˈpleɪʃn
  1. the act of thinking deeply about something
  2. the act of looking at something in a calm and careful way

As Christians around the world enter the season of Lent, I hope to spend these 40 days leading up to Easter contemplating on Christ’s life & death, and how I might participate more fully in worship of Him.

Considering what is happening in the world (before one craziness ends, another begins) despair threatens to overwhelm. I can only cling on now to faith and pray: praying you all safe and well; praying for sanity & compassion to return.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house,
    ever singing your praise.

Psalm 84:1-4, NRSV


  1. Feature photo taken on 27 Feb 2022 along the Whampoa Park Connector
  2. This post is my contribution to Weekend Sky hosted by Hammad Rais


  1. I love your words, “I can only cling on to Faith”. Yesterday when I left my house with a head full of “stuff” like we all do these days. I remember thinking Faith, yes faith is what we need to remember and grasp right now. It doesn’t change what is happening, it DOES give us power and purpose. May you have a blessed Lenten season Ju-Lyn. You inspire many. Donna


    1. Oh Donna, appreciate so much your hug of encouragement! Indeed some days are more challenging than others, and reading your response (although somewhat belatedly) this morning has uplifted me so much!

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  2. Ju-Lyn, your post indeed inspires contemplation. The tree yearning heavenward, the beautiful psalm reminding us of joy and comfort. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of calm and of prayer.


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