Clean. Fresh. Renewal. Psalm 51:10 says, Create in me a clean heart. Isnt that part of what Lent does for us? Create in me a clean heart. The reflection of Lent helps us live into that prayer and the intent to change every day of our lives. In Fellowship of Prayer 2014, author Julie Richardson Brown shows us how all days, not just those during Lent, are sacred, and how we can set aside time for introspection and renewal. She makes connections between the ordinary, everyday things in our lives and the extraordinary moments of grace, when we are reminded that we are part of a story much bigger than us.
Julie Richardson Brown is an advancement associate on the development team of Lexington Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Berry College (B.A., 1997) and Lexington Theological Seminary (M. Div., 2002). She has served with the Leadership Team for the Disciples Youth Ministry Network (www.dymn.org) and has participated as counselor, director and/or featured speaker at a number of Disciples youth camps and conferences in Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky. She is a coeditor of Its Not All About You, a series of essays for and by young adults about what it means to engage in mission as a way of life.