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Lynn Penney Lynn Penney is a lay leader and member of Union Church of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY and leads Art & Prayer Workshops throughout the Northeast.

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Lynn Penney is a lay leader and member of Union Church of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY and leads Art & Prayer Workshops throughout the Northeast. She is the Director of Human Resources and Administration at Guilford Press.  In 2006, she completed a program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, where she received a certificate for leading Contemplative Prayer Group and Retreats. Her article “Praying in Color” appeared in the December 2007 issue of Presence Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Mike and dog, Nellie.


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God's Dream for us

Lynn Penney (other)

 

On Sunday at church, Park Slope United Methodist Church in Brooklyn NY (http://www.parkslopeumc.org), our pastor, Rev. Herb Miller talked about the usual things of Advent - the waiting, the darkness.  But he said these things in new ways that touched my heart.    Now, what I am writing here is not the same as his sermon.  It is some filtered version that I heard in my seat on the left hand side - leaning on the corner of the pew next to the radiators pumping out delicious heat.   It is, of course, the part that I wanted to hear - or hopefully, needed to hear.

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Staying Awake

Lynn Penney (other)

I feel that as a society, Americans are acting like Peter in Gethsemane.  We are too sleepy to turn our hearts toward God, and when the time calls for action, we slice the ear off the first enemy we see.   

I am deeply distressed by the depth of the political divide in our country, by the seeming insurmountable play to emotions in our media, by the refusal to see any wisdom in an opponent's view, by the self-satisfied desire to belittle who we disagree with.  These are the signs of souls that are asleep. How do we stay awake to the world and the Holy Spirit? 

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February 12, 2010

Hit the Ground Running for Lent

Lynn Penney (other)

I need to hit the ground running for Lent. I know that sounds like the opposite of Lent. Lent is not to be run through but walked through slowly as if we are on retreat the whole time, in our jobs, homes and families … with friends at dinner. But I need to start on Lent before it gets here – to already be reminding myself of Holy Presence in all things, to be getting up a bit earlier, to know what I want to I need to hit the ground running for Lent. I know that sounds like the opposite of Lent. Lent is not to be run through but walked through slowly as if we are on retreat the whole time, in our jobs, homes and families … with friends at dinner. But I need to start on Lent before it gets here – to already be reminding myself of Holy Presence in all things, to be getting up a bit earlier, to know what I want to read during this time … to be prepared.
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January 19, 2010

How can a lay leader respond to the limitations of church?

Lynn Penney (other)

As a lay leader, I struggle with how stuck we are in the current model of church.