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Lent 2018: Day Seven

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to desist. When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes wings to itself, flying like an eagle towards heaven.

On the evening … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Six

Proverbs 3.6 (The Message)

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Some years ago, I spent six days in May amid the delights of our country’s capital. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Five

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Do you know someone who is now facing trouble with police, the IRS, or the government for not knowing what the law says? “Ignorance … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Four

Psalm 100:1,5

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth…For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

It’s difficult to make a joyful noise when life is messy and complicated. … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Three

Psalm 51:10, 12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me…Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.

The story of David and Bathsheba … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Two

Genesis 1:31

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day…

It was beautifully done.

Beginning with the light to shine in darkness and culminating … Read More

Lent 2018: Ash Wednesday 2018

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, when God begin creating Heaven and Earth…

The Bible opens with a glorious fanfare: “In the beginning.” Cue the special effects, please.

The intention is to get everyone’s attention. But not for the reason we … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Forty

Week Six: It’s the End of the Church As We Know It

Reflection for the Week: How can I develop courage to cast a vision for a new church?

When is it you most clearly remember living in joy?

As … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Thirty-Nine

Week Six: It’s the End of the Church As We Know It

Reflection for the Week: How can I develop courage to cast a vision for a new church?

This passage in John is one of the tenderest in all … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Thirty-Eight

Week Six: It’s the End of the Church As We Know It

Reflection for the Week: How can I develop courage to cast a vision for a new church?

Author Maxie Dunnam tells the story of the First United Methodist … Read More