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 }

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Easter, Encouragement, Holy Spirit, Listening to God

Mirrors {A Journey Through the Season of Lent–Week 1}

  "I have seen the end and it ain't pretty." ...words I said to my adult daughters as I watched  anxiety grip my mom  with greater intensity in her latter days.  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Sometimes what I see in others becomes the mirror that reveals my own soul and a… Continue reading Mirrors {A Journey Through the Season of Lent–Week 1}

Easter, Jesus

A Journey Through the Season of Lent

My headache was hellish.  The pain was more than I had ever experienced.  If someone had offered a radical surgical removal of the pain, I think I would have gladly accepted.  The relief-giving medicine never stayed down long enough to do the work it was intended to do.  After watching and listening to me empty… Continue reading A Journey Through the Season of Lent

Following Jesus, loving others

Racism and a Season of Repentance

  We've reached half-time in the Lenten season and it's time to go into the locker room and get the pep talk to finish well, right!  What were the words again? ...Repent ...Refresh ... and in the words of the Anglican Rector, Rev. Geoffrey Hatley at the Ash Wednesday service --“re-orient our life to Jesus Christ” …to focus… Continue reading Racism and a Season of Repentance

Following Jesus

Embracing the Season of Lent

  My spiritual roots run deep.  I was born and raised  in the south with practically all of my existence being centered around life at our Baptist church where my Dad was the pastor for about 43 years.  This was my "branch".   Jesus was our strong Foundation and the gospel message was the pillar… Continue reading Embracing the Season of Lent