Wk 1: Neighbors of Different Faiths

I came across a tweet that inspired me to think beyond what I should give up this Lenten season. It challenged me to think beyond myself, and expand my view to those around me. What needed to be lifted up in order for Christ to be more central? The Parable of the Good Samaritan, which I … [Read more…]

Why Did Jesus Fast?

I continue to learn more and more about fasting each year I participate in Lent. Taking a closer look at the Scripture helps even more to better understand the “Why?”. Take a look at this account of Jesus’s temptation, which is one of the passages where we derive the significance of the 40 days, as … [Read more…]

“And Who is My Neighbor?”

The Parable of the Good Samaritan 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart … [Read more…]

Emptied

As the season of Lent approaches, I seem to have become more contemplative. This year, especially, I am noticing my desire to dig into Scripture and better prepare my heart and mind for these 40 days. I began reading a book recommended by a colleague called, “Simplicity: The Freedom of Letting Go”, by Richard Rohr. … [Read more…]

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I just attended a historic event and have so much to share. But as an introvert, I am still processing, because there’s so much to reflect upon. This weekend, I noticed something that has been happening for several months, however, this time it struck me differently. So, first, let’s talk about how we treat one another and … [Read more…]

Love.

I started a “new year, new focus” blog post a couple of days ago, but  it wasn’t resonating with me. Something wasn’t right. We all go through this process, whether it be the beginning of a new year, at our birthdays, or at some other time when we want to make a change. Over the last … [Read more…]

Reflection of 2016

In the last several years, I have chosen a word or theme to focus on in a new year. As I began reflecting back on the flurry of 2016, I could not recall what I started the year with. I went back and read this post and realized I has selected a Bible passage. But … [Read more…]

Songs of Christmas: Unto Us

I discovered this song on Spotify and enjoyed listening to it this season: I’ve added Bible verses that I connect with these lyrics below: The world was covered by the night longing for the light lost in sin and shame “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light … [Read more…]

Songs of Christmas: Go Tell it on the Mountain

The shepherds were ordinary people, just like us. In fact, they were working the night shift, like so many workers in various industries every night. For many, the work doesn’t stop because the sun has gone down. The extraordinary came upon the ordinary on routine night. The job they had was 24 hours a day: … [Read more…]