WEEK ONE: REPENTANCE RENEGE ROMANS 7:19 (NRSV) For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. I learned to play Euchre at a junior high sleepover years ago. The rules are simple but I had trouble remembering those Jacks of… Continue reading RENEGE: Saturday, February 17th
WEEK ONE: REPENTANCE REMOVE MATTHEW 7:1-5 (NRSV) Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or… Continue reading REMOVE: Friday, February 16th
WEEK ONE: REPENTANCE REPENT Matthew 4:17 (NRSV) From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Jesus had just spent forty days in the wilderness resisting temptation. He begins his ministry in earnest as he proclaims the kingdom of heaven has come near, instructs everyone to repent, and… Continue reading REPENT: Thursday, February 15th
WEEK ONE: REPENTANCE RETURN Genesis 3:17-19 (NRSV) By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Every year on Ash Wednesday, the sign of the cross is made with ashes on our… Continue reading RETURN: Ash Wednesday, February 14th
Next Wednesday, February 14th, is Ash Wednesday! We begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday with the call to repentance, and end the season with the wonderful celebration of the Easter resurrection. I recently noticed that both repentance and resurrection begin with RE. In my fascination for words and patterns, I began exploring RE words… Continue reading Lenten Reflections: From Repentance to Resurrection
I was expecting Jim to come in the door after his morning walk when I received his text: “Have one more mile. I was waylaid but I will tell you about that later.” Turns out, he was walking along a back road when he came upon an elderly woman who had fallen in the mud… Continue reading Where Do You Need Me Most?