Already it’s day two of Lent and I forgot about my commitment to spend my commute listening to the Bible. I did remember as I was running a few errands and turned it on, but isn’t that just the case? I was really focused on Ash Wednesday and then a day later, I forgot that the … [Read more…]
Today is Ash Wednesday. Today we remember where we came from and where we will return to when we die. Today we remember we are mortal: our time on this earth is brief. We remember our sins and we remember our Savior. When we think of creation, we often think of the presence of God … [Read more…]
I recently returned from a spirit-filled week of worship, conversation and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. It was refreshing and renewing. When I returned home, reality hit me square in the nose and it was a rough transition back to the real world. I was catching up on an episode of “The Biggest … [Read more…]
“And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of … [Read more…]
There is much to digest in this first week of Lent. Walt Wangerin is a beautiful story teller, but also opens up the opportunity for much deeper thinking. What resonated with me most was a portion of Scripture from John 16 about joy. I know I often associate joy as a whole as something pleasant, … [Read more…]
It’s been a little over a week since I gave up facebook for Lent, and it’s amazing what I have learned from the experience: 1. When a social networking site has become part of your daily routine, it’s more difficult than anticipated not to automatically go to it when checking one’s email.2. Apparently I haven’t … [Read more…]
The prayer from my devotion for today:“As Jesus was blessed by the conversation with Moses and Elijah, so bless our conversation with those who have journeyed before us. Amen.” What a neat perspective.