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This season of Lent, I am focusing on the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Each week, I offer you a poem and piece of gradually changing art for each pause. Last week, we rested at the Hour of Wisdom (3pm). This week, we break at 6pm, the Twilight Hour. A wonderful book greatly aiding me through this series is Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr.


twilight reflection

You’ve touched
ribbons of sunlight
with your fingertips. Now,
the shimmer of moonbeam
awaits your presence.
You’ve arrived,
to the edge of the day,
where the sun kisses the moon.
The verge of rest calls.
It is here,
a time of pause, to
revisit the day, to
ready for the evening.

Take a few moments to reflect. Today…


  • What beauty knocked on your door?
  • What do you give thanks for?
  • What mystery came your way?
  • Where did you find solitude?
  • Who did you see and receive?
  • What or who did you put blinders on to?
  • What needs to happen to end this day with peace?

As you walk toward
the sheer screen of evening,
rest in the love of Christ
who comes beside you
with open hands
to receive whatever
you have to give.


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9am: Blessings Abound

12pm: Mid-Day Peace

3pm: All Shall Be Well