Transitioning to Holy Week

“Let me fall if I must.

The one I will

become will

catch me.”

Baal Shem Tov

Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!

As we start Holy Week, take stock of where you are spiritually. And take out your journal. Write your feelings down. Here are some questions to get you started:

  1. Where are you, spiritually?
  2. What is saving your life right now?
  3. What will help you find better balance in life?
  4. What is bringing you joy?
  5. How can I overcome some of my fears?
  6. Where do you want to be at the end of Holy Week?
  7. Oh and one more thing, in every negative you put in your journal, add an “AND” to the sentence with something positive. It is time to change the conversation in your heart and mind. The “AND” will make a difference.

Holy Week is the chance for us all to grow. Use Jesus’s courage as a model for the journey you will take this week. And remember:

“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov

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.

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