Faith is that which gives us the courage and the strength the persevere and to dare. Faith is the thing that gives us wings to carry us over the times of distress in our lives.
It’s my prayer that throughout Lent and in the coming months we can acknowledge the challenges and the callings of following Jesus. That we can see the brokenness in our world and respond. That we can rejoice together in our joys. That we can together sing that it is indeed a wonderful world.
It’s been my experience that many of us don’t really like change. Change is hard, even for Jesus. But, when our hour of change comes, Jesus is there with us to help us through.
Read in this light the temptations of Jesus begin to look a lot more ordinary, and a lot more like the temptations we face daily.
“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”
What is the name of the person you’ve always been but can’t quite see how it fits within yourself as you are today? How might you hear that name more clearly during Lent?
Here is the Lamb of God. In this Holy Lent, let’s set all else aside and hang out on the banks of the Jordan with him.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Perhaps I’m asking the wrong questions? Perhaps I need to stop thinking about what I could and should do, or what I should give up, but rather what God is already doing in my life.
As we prepare to enter the holy season of Lent, growing awareness of our own sinfulness can begin to weigh heavy on our hearts and souls. The poem Love (III) by George Herbert offers a helpful reminder that God meets us where we are- messy and broken- and welcomes us with an invitation.
The thing is, more than ever, to carry on.
Everybody loves a bargain. There’s something about a tag that says “buy one get one” that seems to be beckoning people to buy things just to get another one for 50% off or even, and maybe better, free. It encourages compulsive buying, and merchants know that.
by Kristin Fontaine I was reading about Saint Matthias and was struck by how little we know about this disciple….
Who knew that throwing away an eye or a hand is the pathway to clear comprehension?
How have we not learned that the transformation of dead matter (failure, death, loss) into an agent of growth is the pattern we see everywhere—from the smallest plant to the evolving cosmos continually expanding and birthing new life from the detritus of death.