Ash Wednesday…

Ash Wednesday is our day of collective reflection and remembrance.

To me Lent is a time for new life and growth, the springtime of the church season.

Welcome to Marble Women’s Ministry Lenten Blog 2021! As you read each day, may you feel the warmth of friends, from near and from far. As the author Dr. Seuss once said, “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Lent is that kind of season. Let us see how much our faith can grow….

A few notes about this year’s Lenten Blog to help you in this season of reflection. A post will arrive in your inbox if you have signed up at 6am EST on most days. Please like, share, tweet, and comment on any post inspires you to grow in faith.

Tuesdays will be for Tiny Practices. Short little practices that you can integrate in your Lenten journey.

Sundays will be for Musical Reflection. A video or two to let the power of music to heal your soul.

And on to our first post…

The Fog Bridge #72494

Several years ago, I went to the Exploratorium in San Francisco to learn more about the extraordinary museum education programs–which are fantastic. If you get a chance, the Exploratorium is worth a visit at any age, but it just might help you grow a bit younger.

An outside artwork called “Fog Bridge #72494” by artist Fujiko Nakaya moved me. And for some reason, this piece represents my journey right now and why I need Lent. All of these struggles will somehow be worth it…but Lord there is some fog blocking my view.

In the first video, you will hear about the artwork from the artist herself and in the second, a look at a famous bridge in San Francisco as the fog moves in and encompass the bridge.

Whether the fog is artificially created or naturally occurring, I know that the fog will lift. And my path will clear up. You see:

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” Corrie Ten Boom

Shared by Marcie Doll

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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

3 thoughts on “Ash Wednesday…

  1. I am so excited about the Lenten Blog this year. We need these words of hope and encouragement so desperately! Share the love with a friend by inviting them to receive the blog each day. Forward it to someone who needs a bit of a lift of spirits. We are so glad you are on this journey with us. Sending love and light to you all!
    Elise

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