Lynn Penney

Denomination: Other
Organization: Art & Prayer Workshops

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

Tuesday January 12, 2010
As a lay leader, I struggle with how stuck we are in the current model of church.

Hit the Ground Running for Lent

Tuesday January 12, 2010
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.

Staying Awake

Tuesday January 12, 2010
I feel that as a society, Americans are acting like Peter in Gethsemane. We are too sleepy to remain in prayer with our hearts turned toward God and when the time calls for action, we jump up and slice the ear off the first enemy we see. What do you do to stay awake to the world and the Holy Spirit?

God's Dream for us

Tuesday January 12, 2010
This is a short piece on seeing how in Advent, we do not wait for Christmas.