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Madelyn Ferris

Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; In the Unexpected Pause

Jonah 1: 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Six months ago, I experienced what I’m told qualifies as a major life event: unexpected retirement. It’s okay;…
Madelyn Ferris
April 1, 2020
Lent

Day 30: The Healing Power of Confession

The Healing Power of Confession Written By Madelyn Ferris I once heard a Mom loudly insist to her teenaged daughter, “You need to go to confession!”  I remember thinking how intimidated I would be to step into a private chamber and confess my sins: I’m…
Madelyn Ferris
April 9, 2019
Lent

Day Sixteen: Study

My Daily Light By Madelyn Ferris In the early 90s, I was invited to go on the Women’s Emmaus Walk, a weekend of fun, food, and spiritual refreshment.  As part of the weekend, there were 15 short talks on various topics; the one I didn’t…
Madelyn Ferris
March 21, 2019
Writer's Circle

The New Years List That Sticks

I have noticed how the parking lot at Planet Fitness is pretty full in January; but, by mid-February, it’s back to normal. And I’m pretty sure January is  the biggest month for Weight Watchers sign ups. Although it depends on who you ask, by now,…
Madelyn Ferris
January 15, 2019
Writer's Circle

Gratitude & Aging

“Nouns are leaving me at an alarming rate.” I laughed out loud when I read this; it perfectly sums up only one of the telltale signs of aging that I am experiencing. Sometimes, a change comes on suddenly, like the 40-something experience of seeing blurry…
Madelyn Ferris
November 20, 2018
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