Monday, February 22, 2016

When I was asked to write down my story on how I walk with Jesus, I had to stop and reflect on how I could possibly put it into words, but here goes.  To me, praying means talking to Jesus throughout the day like I’m having private conversations with him.  Sometimes I wonder if I’m … [Read more…]

Saturday, February 20, 2016

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert,  repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. … [Read more…]

Friday, February 19, 2016

Disturb us, Lord, When we are too well pleased with ourselves; When our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little; When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, When with the abundance of things we possess, We have lost our thirst for the waters of … [Read more…]

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be … [Read more…]

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In this program, we are trying to offer people an opportunity to draft a Rule of Life for themselves.  So first of all we should ask the question, “What is a Rule of Life?”  At first hearing the word rule may sound inappropriate or difficult to some.  We have a negative reaction often times to … [Read more…]

Monday, February 15, 2016

A humble birth on a cold winter night; to humanity lost, God gave them a light. A message of hope, forgiveness and love; concern for all people and to worship God above. A radical message, not embraced by all; but some felt the love and answered the call. To show his great, great love, His … [Read more…]

Saturday, February 13, 2016

From Anne Lamott, “Ashes” “Ash Wednesday…is supposed to be about preparation, about consecration, about moving toward Easter, toward resurrection and renewal. It offers us a chance to break through the distractions that keep us from living the basic Easter message of love, of living in wonder rather than doubt. For some people, it is about … [Read more…]

Friday, February 12, 2016

Walter Brueggemann “Marked by Ashes” Ruler of the Night, Guarantor of the day . . . This day — a gift from you. This day — like none other you have ever given, or we have ever received. This Wednesday dazzles us with gift and newness and possibility. This Wednesday burdens us with the tasks of the … [Read more…]