Tag: Lent

Yearly devotions for the Lenten season

Wednesday, March 8th- Usefulness

GRANDMA’S FORK 2 Timothy 2:20-21  20 In a large house there are utensils not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for special use, some for ordinary. 21 All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated… Continue Reading “Wednesday, March 8th- Usefulness”

Tuesday, March 7th- Perseverance

RUNNING THE RACE Hebrews 12:1-2 (NRSV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before… Continue Reading “Tuesday, March 7th- Perseverance”

Monday, March 6th- Availability

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  In art, when we use the word “medium,” we refer to the objects that artists use (such as paint,… Continue Reading “Monday, March 6th- Availability”

Sunday, March 5th- Rest

Enjoy your Sabbath day of rest and worship! (I won’t be posting Lenten disciplines on Sundays.)

Saturday, March 4th- Hospitality

TEA PARTY! Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV) 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.  When I think of hospitality, I think of my dear childhood neighbor, Ila. She was a quiet, grandmotherly type who… Continue Reading “Saturday, March 4th- Hospitality”

Friday, March 3rd- Acceptance

OH, THOSE THORNS! 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NRSV) 7 …therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. 8 Three times I appealed to the Lord about this,… Continue Reading “Friday, March 3rd- Acceptance”

Thursday, March 2nd- Gentleness

Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul encourages all of us to “let our gentleness be known to everyone.” Have you noticed that even the word, gentleness, brings warm feelings? Gentleness… Continue Reading “Thursday, March 2nd- Gentleness”

Ash Wednesday- Humility

“BUTTON YOUR LIP!” Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (NRSV) “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday- Humility”

Living Lent Lightly- Disciplines for the Easily Distracted or Discouraged

Each Lent, I am inspired to change my life significantly, draw closer to Christ, and well, become as saintly as possible. I make heartfelt promises to myself and God, commit to a new way of being, and attempt to sacrifice several earthly comforts. Then,… Continue Reading “Living Lent Lightly- Disciplines for the Easily Distracted or Discouraged”