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All about Lent

All about Lent

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Consider the lilies ...

Consider the lilies ...

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? “

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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 6:20 p.m. | Updated: mar. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.
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The Mary, Martha Syndrome

I know you’ve heard of this one; “The Mary, Martha syndrome” Yup, we take a step back on purpose to remind us we need to be careful not to let the good things in our life rob us of the God things. Backing up to a small scene with huge implications in Luke 10, we find Jesus coming into the home of His single friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. This is place where Jesus can find rest and relaxation from His busy schedule. He has just about six months left before He will be crucified and he stops by ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2015 7:00 a.m.

A view from the mountain

For the next few weeks, my meditations will grow out of the many thoughts, feelings and prayers from the Holy Land. If you follow me on Facebook, some of this may look familiar as my Lenten Journey this year will contain reflections from my recent trip. Some will be included here. Our first day of touring started here at Qumran, an archaeological dig site for artifacts. Many of the places we went in the Holy Land are or have been archaeological dig sites. When civilizations come to ruin and new civilizations are built on top of them, it takes archaeologists ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2015 7:00 a.m.
All about Lent

All about Lent

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:27 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.
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Keep your clothes on

“You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:22 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.

He always listens, even if it doesn't seem like it

“You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:23 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Are you qualified for ministry?

Just a thought: Are you qualified for ministry?

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 4:18 p.m. | Updated: feb. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Be a light in dark places

“You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 4:13 p.m. | Updated: feb. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Are you a faithful follower?

“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” (Lk) 9:51 Jesus is looking for faithful followers. He is not interested in hearing people “say” they want to follow.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:05 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

We still have work to do...

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:12 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

Pancake Day(?)

Most people may see pancakes as a delicious flat cake that we devour with some syrup, but did you know that it has some religious significance to it? Shrove Tuesday, or known as Pancake Day, uses pancakes to celebrate the last day of Carnival, Mardi Gras and preceding Lent. Pancakes are usually associated with Shrove Tuesday because it was a way for people to give up certain foods like eggs, milk, flour and sugar for Lent.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

Finding direction, encouragement and advice

When you need a little encouragement who do you go to?

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Even the elephants and ducks …

“Your love is faithful, Lord, and even the clouds in the sky can depend on you.”

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:02 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 11:00 a.m.

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