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Lent 2018: Day Thirty Seven

Philippians 1:4-6

I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. I’m glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Six

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Sometimes, … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Five

1 Peter 2:10

Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Much attention recently has been given to people who have been marginalized in … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Four

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

The very first word in this reading stops me in my tracks. Beloved. I want to … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Three

James 1:5

If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.

I laughed out loud when I saw the list assigning my name to this reading. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Two

Ephesians 2:10

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

My father was a general contractor. Growing up as a child, I would … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty One

Ephesians 1:22-23

And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The preschool director stood … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty

Colossians 3:4

When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.

Many Israelites died by the bites of snakes in the wilderness. God told Moses to make a bronze snake and … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Twenty Nine

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is a gift of God.

It is true. If I depended on my own faith to carry me, I would have … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Twenty Eight

Colossians 1:27

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

In this letter to the Colossians the word the apostle Paul used … Read More