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We're very excited to share a special free resource for Easter from new Proost artist Deborah Fielding.  That Week is a set of  four short stories reflecting the four days of the Easter Weekend and it's free to everyone at Proost.

Deborah is a writer and storyteller who may be familiar to Greenbelt audiences.  

We are very excited to feature Deborah's work on Proost and we're hoping to share much more in the future.

 

As Lent concludes and we move into Easter we wanted to share some resources with you in the Proost library.  Some new, some old.

Premiering this week are two Easter focused resources.  Firstly Ian Adams has produced 'Peace be With You' - 40 reflections focusing on the hope of this time and of the hope contained in our own journeys of change.  Ian is such a popular artist at Proost and we are so grateful to share his creativity with you all.  This one comes highly recommended.

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent.  Many of us will be considering how to mark this time - maybe a pattern of life to pick up or something to do without for a time.  Traditionally Lent is a time when we consider the struggle and often silence of following God. The moments in the wilderness where we have little and we face our darkness.  

Writer Henri Nouwen said "“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.”  

"Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from

our lethargy"

Pope Francis

Once again we are about to step into the season of Lent.  Each year it seems to me (at least) that the positioning of Lent so soon after Christmas makes sense in our over-indulging and consumerist culture.  After the season where everything seems full we walk into a time of deliberate emptiness.  Lent, as Pope Francis reminds us, can reawaken our spirits and shake us from our lethargy.

As the New Year dawns we're working at Proost on how to improve and develop what goes on here into the future.  Part of this will be a host of new resources into the coming year and soon a focus on Lent which begins in mid February.

But we'll also be looking at long term development.  Things like the website, how we promote and share resources and how we might create wider connection and community between artists and Proost users.  

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