Tag Archives: Lent

Listen for the First Time

These words are so familiar, we hear them on autopilot:   Luke 22:20 (NIV) After the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”   Imagine hearing … Continue reading

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Listen Like Jesus

I sometimes wonder how Jesus made it through this last week of his earthly life–the last meal together, betrayed by a friend, a kangaroo-court of lies, pain and ever-greater pain. Did he keep one ear tuned to the words his … Continue reading

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Listening, Day 1

  OK, Lord, I spoke less today. But I can’t say that I listened more.      This listening for Lent is harder than I thought.

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Listen for Lent

Most people give up something for Lent. Just to be different, sometimes I add something for Lent.     This year, I’m going to listen for Lent.      That’s what God told me to do (at least, that’s what … Continue reading

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Celebrated Presidents

    It’s Presidents Day. Woo hoo! Or is it boohoo?   Honor past Presidents? You bet! How does that tie in with auto and appliance sales? So we honor long-suffering public servants by granting ourselves a vacation day [sigh] Pictures … Continue reading

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In Memory, Not Fear

  Sometimes I hesitate to be public about my faith.  May I live every day in memory of Good Friday, in memory of Easter morning.   Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not … Continue reading

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Fearful? Faithful!

“Fear imprisons, faith liberates;  fear paralyzes, faith empowers;  fear disheartens, faith encourages;  fear sickens, faith heals;  fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.“ From Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)   Today we recall how Jesus was arrested and his disciples were fearful. … Continue reading

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My Foolish Fear

  I hate it when people make fun of others. I hate it when others to make fun of me. I admit it. I’m afraid of ridicule.     Christ loved those who made fun of him. He wasn’t afraid … Continue reading

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Change Your Fear of Change

Hebrews 4:15 (NASB) For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses.     You’ve heard the joke about how many [fill in the blank]s it takes to change a light bulb. “Change!” says a … Continue reading

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Into Your Fears

  What worries you most?     Failure Betrayal and abandonment Ridicule Pain and death Yesterday was Palm Sunday. This is Holy Week, a time set apart to ponder and celebrate the last week of Christ’s earthly life. As Jesus … Continue reading

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