Lent is a 40-day season of reflection and preparation for the celebration of Easter. That being said, this particular season has been unusual and unsettling. We’ve never experienced anything like it in our lifetime. Stores closing. Sports canceled. Schools shutting down. In such a time of uncertainty, I️ thought it might be good to remind… Continue reading
You were once dead, but now you’ve been given new life. Grace came knocking at your door & the stone has been rolled away. Jesus is still in the business of rolling stones away. Why is it difficult for us to live this way?
We are watching an unprecedented time in our life as people are filled with fear due to the recent spread of coronavirus. I️ see it in people’s eyes. Feel it in your voice. Sense it grip your being. This underlying emotion called fear has erupted in our nation due to the coronavirus. It has spread… Continue reading
At the inauguration of his public ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, nothing in hand. Completely empty. Interestingly, Matthew 4:1 tells us Jesus, God-in-flesh, was led there “to be tempted by the devil.” All along this was part of God’s plan. Jesus then fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights… Continue reading
In my frail humanness, I️ shriek at the sound of suffering. I️ wave my white flag. I️ cower at the thought of hard circumstances and situations. I️ run from conflict and turn inward. I️ too easily choose despair. I️ somehow become unaware of others as I️ become hyper-focused on myself. I️ don’t breed hope and love at these times. But God is teaching me to stay in the fight and finish well.
There’s a lot of days where I can get stuck in my muck. I go through the motions. I get up. Make my coffee. Shuffle the kids off to school. And then, do it all over again. I live in a perpetual Groundhog’s Day. However, I am learning that God has a purpose for me… Continue reading