Easter, Encouragement, Lent

When You Experience a Lenten Fail

It's the fifth Sunday of the Lenten season.  I see the  Lenten Roses bow their heads by our cobblestone walkway.  I love this season.  It's one of my all-time favorites of the spiritual seasons on the calendar.  I talk  a big talk  of repentance, renewal, refreshing and a reset.  But the truth is, I don't… Continue reading When You Experience a Lenten Fail

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Encouragement, hope, Lent

A Time to Remember { The First Sunday of Lent }

I wash my hands a lot!  I'm getting better but it's almost as if I feel the need to cleanse myself after "whatever it was" I was doing and prepare myself for the "whatever it is" I'm going to do next.  Cleanse from any contaminants...filth.  Wash the dirt.  Preparing to arrive at the next activity in… Continue reading A Time to Remember { The First Sunday of Lent }

Easter, Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, God's Love, Jesus, Lent

Dying Breath { A Journey Through the Season of Lent }

I semi-slept in the recliner near my mom's bed--not knowing it would be her last night on planet earth.   When my children were little, I often teased that a mama sleeps with one eye open ...one eye on the baby and one eye on sleep. Life had made a U-turn.  It was time for… Continue reading Dying Breath { A Journey Through the Season of Lent }

Easter, Jesus

Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer {Reader Response ~ Guest Post by a Fellow Traveler}

Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer Guest Post by Wendy Booth   "On  a recent trip to Texas, I took a day with my family to visit the Spanish missions in San Antonio.  This visit coincided with my first practice of Lent.  Being raised in a protestant church, this was never something I had observed.  So to… Continue reading Suffering Savior :: Strong Deliverer {Reader Response ~ Guest Post by a Fellow Traveler}

Easter, God's Love, Jesus

God Forsaken …{Guest Post in the Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 5}

  When I first started this journey through the season of Lent, I told ask my husband, Roger,  to consider writing a guest post during this series.  Thankfully, he has a way with words and agreed!  His words have weight because I know him well and his heart and character  speak the same language whether… Continue reading God Forsaken …{Guest Post in the Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 5}

Easter, Encouragement, Following Jesus, Lent, Listening to God

Perception … { Readers Respond and Other Thoughts Along the Lenten Journey }

I'm learning to pay attention to my surroundings as I walk it out with Jesus.  Flowers ...acorns ...heart-shaped objects ...texture of rock, pavement or soil ...light ...shadows ...patterns ...birds ...the way the sunlight filters in across the floor.  I'm learning to listen to the sounds around me ...the  birds singing ...the way the "rocks rattle"… Continue reading Perception … { Readers Respond and Other Thoughts Along the Lenten Journey }

Encouragement, God's Love, Listening to God

Dirt {A Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 3}

  "They're just trying to dig up some dirt on him." And you and I both know what that means ...someone was trying to find some terrible-awful-secret-sin buried in some poor soul  to "do him in" ...a phrase meaning all would be done to discount and disqualify him as any upstanding, honest, God-loving human being--in an… Continue reading Dirt {A Journey Through the Season of Lent ~ Week 3}