Lent 2021, Day 35 | Psalm 119:161-164

Psalm 119:161-164 161 Princes persecute me without cause,    but my heart stands in awe of your words*.162 I rejoice at your word    like one who finds great spoil.163 I hate and abhor falsehood,    but I love your law.164 Seven times a day I praise you    for your righteous rules. * Through these reflections, those phrases that identify God’s word, revelation, or law will be highlighted in the text […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 36: “Great”

When I saw the word for today the phrase that jumped into my mind was: “Great are you, Lord.” I find that we often used words in a way that actually diminishes what the words are designed to express. How many things actually inspire awe in us? And yet we use the word awesome. How […]

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Jesus suffered so that I could Live

There are few films that evoke the kind of emotions in the viewer that may have been felt by those who witnessed the final hours of Jesus’ life like The Passion of the Christ. We watched the movie as a church this evening. It is the first time that I have watched since it was […]

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Lent Day #40 | Holy Saturday

I have been wracking my brain all day, trying to decide what to say. I have decide not to say anything. As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ, I ask you to consider what the disciples felt as they had to live through the Saturday after the crucifixion of Jesus. What […]

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Lent Day #39 | Good Friday

I have often wondered if the first disciples of Jesus felt it was appropriate to call the Friday Jesus died “good.” It is difficult to fathom how anything that took place that Friday afternoon could have been considered good. Trumped charges led to a bogus trial and led which to the execution of an innocent […]

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Lent Day #38 | Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday. It is the Thursday before Easter. The word “maundy” is an old word with two meanings (both of which are not in use anymore). The first meaning is “commandment,” and the second, not as closely related to the reason it is used during Holy Week, is “to beg.” Both of these […]

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