… a few weeks ago we were called to the observance of a holy Lent. What does that really mean?
In this episode we continue on the Way of the Cross with stations 5 and 6 – “The Cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene” and “A woman wipes the face of Jesus”
…every year, the liturgical calendar invites us to set aside forty days to be especially intentional about contemplation, growth, soul-searching, prayer, and turning. Surely, life will lead us into personal deserts that will accelerate our spiritual growth if we allow them.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
— Matsuo Basho
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.
“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”
In this episode, Tim Schenck and Scott Gunn join the conversation and get into the details of creating Lent Madness and what we have to look forward to this year
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.
Religious doctrine and religious practice often pull apart, and there’s no reason to toss the latter out along with the former.
by Susan E. Bloomfield On Ash Wednesday, The Book of Common Prayer invites us to the “observance of a…