Resources on Jan L. Richardson

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Blessing the Nets Poetry by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/reflection-blessing-nets.html Poetry by Christine Longhurst Topics: Blessing , Calling , Discipleship , Obedience Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents "Blessing the Nets," Jan Richardson's poetic reflection on Jesus’s call to the fishermen: Simon, Andrew, James, and John (Mark 1:14-20, Matthew 4:18-22). It emphasizes their letting go and casting themselves. Freedom in My Bones Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2010/08/15/freedom-in-my-bones/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Sabbath , Community , Freedom , Womanism Source: The Painted Prayerbook Jan L. Richardson talks about Luke 13:10-17 and asks what patterns and themes are hinderances in your life and community. She addresses the feeling of freedom when incorporating art, writing, and worship in your life. Good Friday Blessing Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/good-friday-blessing.html Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Good Friday , Blessing Source: Re-Worship Jan L. Richardson wrote a Good Friday blessing based on John 18:1-19:42 focusing on how the blessing moves through difficult moments. Blessing for Those Who Have Far to Travel Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2011/12/31/epiphany-blessing-for-those-who-have-far-to-travel/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Christmas , Epiphany , Blessing , Pilgrimage Source: The Painted Prayerbook This painting, commentary, and poem by Jan L. Richardson are based on Matthew 2:1-12. Discussing how Western Christianity focuses on the Magi for Epiphany, Richardson reflects on the journey undertaken by those who are faithful. May Your Life Be a River Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/05/blessing.html Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , Calling , Water , God's Will Source: Re-Worship Using imagery of a river to represent a life, this benediction by Jan L. Richardson expresses hope that we may align with God's will, "shimmer" with Christ's light, and "move with the grace of the Spirit." Feast of Saint Brigid Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/02/01/feast-of-st-brigid/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Generosity , Miracles , Saints , Hospitality Source: The Painted Prayerbook This artwork and commentary by Jan L. Richardson are based on the Irish Saint Brigid of Kildare. Describing Brigid's hospitality, generosity and miracles, Richardson provides the impact of this charismatic, fifth-century leader. This Grace That Scorches Us Image by Jan L. Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/144464304515/pentecost-this-grace-that-scorches-us Image by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Pentecost , Blessing , Grace , Comfort Source: Global Worship Jan Richardson's poem "This Grace That Scorches Us: A Blessing for Pentecost Day," along with the painting "Pentecost" by Richardson. The poem speaks of the surprising nature of the Sprit's coming. Blessing the Dust Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/08/ash-wednesday-blessing-dust.html Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Blessing , Creation Source: Re-Worship Reflecting on the potential of ashes to contain blessings, this poetic benediction for Ash Wednesday by Jan L. Richardson prays that we will be marked for claiming that God can creatively work within the dust. A Place Called Gethsemane Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/31/passionpalm-sunday-a-place-called-gethsemane/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Grief , Palm Sunday , Renewal , Resurrection Source: The Painted Prayerbook This painting, commentary, and poem by Jan L. Richardson are associated with Mark 14:1-15:47. Exploring why the disciples slept in Gethsemane, Richardson describes the difficulty of staying engaged amidst Christ's lifegiving work within our dead places. And the Table Will Be Wide Image by Jan L. Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/130377271985/and-the-table-will-be-wide-a-blessing-for-world Image by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , World Communion Sunday , Fear , Despair Source: Global Worship Jan Richardson's poem of blessing for World Communion Sunday, "And the Table Will Be Wide." Also included is an image of her collage, "The Best Supper." A Trio of Trinity Blessings Poetry by Jan L. Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/161610279840/a-trio-of-trinity-blessings-from-jan-richardson Poetry by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , Spirit , Trinity Sunday , Christology Source: Global Worship Three blessings, written in verse form by Jan Richardson, for Trinity Sunday. Richardson explores the gifts each person of the Trinity offers to believers. A Prayer for All Saints Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/08/prayer-all-saints.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Prophets , Saints , Martyr Source: Re-Worship In this brief prayer by Jan L. Richardson we remember those who have passed before us, but whose legacy of faith, witness, courage, and devotion serve to inspire us to continued faithfulness as salt and light. A Needful Extravagance Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2013/06/09/a-needful-extravagance/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Love , Forgiveness Source: The Painted Prayerbook Jan Richardson reflects on the woman who anointed Jesus' feet (Luke 7:36-8:3): Love "breaks through the burdens of prejudice and stereotype and bias." Also included is Richardson's poem "Blessing for the Anointing" and her image "Extravagance." Blessing of Mud Poetry by Jan L. Richardson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/blessing-of-mud-john-9-1-41.html Poetry by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , Grace , World Source: Re-Worship Jan Richardson's "Blessing of Mud" is inspired by John 9:1-41, where Jesus heals the blind man by placing mud over his eyes. This Brightness That You Bear Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2014/01/02/epiphany-this-brightness-that-you-bear/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Christmas , Epiphany , Advent , Blessing Source: The Painted Prayerbook In Matthew 2:9, Jan L. Richardson shares a deeply personal story about her life and write a poem of encouragement and blessing for families as Epiphany draws near. Holy Thursday: Blessing the Bread, the Cup Poetry by Jan L. Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/172319478325/holy-thursday-blessing-the-bread-the-cup Poetry by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , Bread , Maundy Thursday Source: Global Worship A poem by Jan Richardson on the Last Supper for Holy Thursday. Last Supper Table Blessing Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/last-supper-table-blessing.html Element of Worship by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Blessing , Bread , Good Friday , Maundy Thursday Source: Re-Worship Jan Richardson shares a blessing of the last supper called "Blessing the Bread, the Cup." It is a beautiful poetic message of sharing the bread and cup in communion with one another. Ceremony (with a Side of Cake) Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2008/01/10/ceremony-with-a-side-of-cake/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Baptism , Epiphany , Transition , Blessing Source: The Painted Prayerbook This artwork and exegesis by Jan L. Richardson are inspired by Matthew 3:13-17. Discussing the importance of ritual in marking transitions, Richardson describes the symbolic choice of Jesus in starting his public ministry through baptism. ‘Advent Hours’ Image by Jan L. Richardson http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/70854243480/advent-hours-art-by-jan-richardson Image by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Advent , Art Source: Global Worship Inspired by medieval illuminated Books of Hours, this Advent art series by Jan Richardson draws on the motifs found in these prayerbooks and places them in a contemporary setting using paper collage, acrylic, and calligraphy. Gospel Reflection: Emmaus Blessing Poetry by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/gospel-reflection-emmaus-road.html Poetry by Christine Longhurst Topics: Easter , Blessing , Gospel , Bread Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Jan Richardson's poetic reflection and prayer on the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road (Luke 24:13-35). There was "already a blessing" in every part of that encounter.

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