God is interested in doing more than merely punishing people. … God desires for us to have a relationship with him. Continue reading God Remembers that we are Dust
Today is Shrove Tuesday. If you don’t know what Shrove Tuesday is, it is the day before Ash Wednesday. If you don’t know what Ash Wednesday is, that is the first day in the season of Lent. And if you don’t know what Lent is, then you probably are not familiar with the liturgical calendar of the Christian church. But that’s ok, I wasn’t either. … Continue reading Lent 2020: Shrove Tuesday
Late last year, a young man I’ve never met and of whom I know nothing about died in a car accident. The reason I’m even writing about it; the reason for bringing it up at all is that it happened yards from where I live. From my vantage point, I knew that it was not a good situation. As the reports finally hit the news … Continue reading Death 150 Yards Away
We don’t know much of what Jesus and the disciples were doing in that final week. What I would guess, is that this was a time of preparation. Jesus understood that his time and ministry on earth were drawing to a close. I am not sure the disciples did at all. What makes the first few days of Holy Week so difficult is that we … Continue reading Holy Week 2019 | Monday: Preparation
It does not matter what you will ever do in life, the better you prepare the more effective you will be at the task. This reality could not be truer of the Christian life. Continue reading Lent 2018 | Day #3: Preparation
Today is Ash Wednesday. For those who may not know, this is the first day in the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. That’s right, the Christian church has a calendar. I was introduced to this time of the year when I began working at a United Methodist Church as a youth pastor several years ago. The first time I attended the Ash Wednesday service I was surprised that people would go to a service and have ashes put on their foreheads. I have since learned to appreciate these opportunities to reflect on what God is teaching us.
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