Lenten Devotional Series

During the Ash Wednesday service, we played with clay and marked foreheads and hands with ashes. This helps us remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Then again, there are too many reminders of how fragile life is and how dust-bound we all are.

Meanwhile, we live now. Now is time to dust off the scripture and read it in today's context.

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Benjamins and Coins

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Reading: Mark 8:31-38
We may think being a Christian means being ready to lay down our lives at a moment's notice, but it may more commonly be about bearing the cross in mundane, daily ways. [ more ]


Hope Against Hope

Wednesday, February 21, 2018--Do you need a little hope today?  Reflect with me on Abraham's story. [ more ]


The Easiest and the Hardest Thing

Tuesday, February 20, 2018--When God establishes a covenant with Noah, God promises to not flood the earth ever again. But there are no terms of what Noah, any other humans... [ more ]


Treasures

Monday, February 19--Matthew 6:19-21 is just a snippet of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. It is one thin layer of a great stack of faith practices that distinguish right ways and wrong ways of doing everything: from praying to giving, forgiving to avoiding temptations, fasting to "saving up."  [ more ]


Extra Juice & Mortals

Friday, February 16--The morning Ash Wednesday service took place at the Chapel, where I imposed ashes on congregants while a new deacon served Holy Communion by intinction--people tore off a piece of pita bread and dipped it in the chalice of juice before partaking. Which led to the deacon's sensible question after worship: "What do you do with the extra juice?" [ more ]


Dust-Bound

Thursday, February 15-Ash Wednesday was yesterday. At the evening service, we played with clay and marked foreheads and hands with ashes. This helps us remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Then again, there are too many reminders of how fragile life is and how dust-bound we all are... [ more ]





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