Posts from March 2017

Lent: Feed the Hungry (Day 27)

Read: Isaiah 58:10 Reflect: Have you ever been “hangry?” This word originated in the 1990’s and means “irritable as a result of feeling hungry.” My daughter could become the poster child of hangry. She turns into a completely different creature when she gets hungry. She becomes fussy, irritable, mean, and inconsolable. Sometimes, she even refuses…

Lent: Tell God’s Works (Day 26)

Read: Psalm 19:1-6 Reflect: I like to make stuff. There is just something so fun and rewarding about making something with my own hands. I especially enjoy taking raw materials and forming something new and unexpected. When I create, I am participating in God’s creation. In the same way, God calls each of us not…

Lent: Remain in Jesus (Day 25)

Read: John 15:1-5 Reflect: I have these plants. My favorite plants are the ones that are supposed to bloom pretty flowers, but I have this problem…I have a bit of a commitment issue when it comes to taking care of plants. Days, sometimes weeks, go by before I remember to water, feed and prune them.…

Lent: Laws or Love (Day 24)

Read: Matthew 22:37-39 Reflect: Can you remember all the things that you shouldn’t do as a Christian and Disciple of Christ? First there are the 10 commandments, and then there are the morals and lessons in all of the parables that Jesus told to illustrate how to live a Godly life. There are also the…

Lent: Working the Harvest (Day 23)

Read: Luke 10:2 Reflect: I’m a master at running from suffering. If something bad has happened, I don’t want to hear about it. I hate watching the news; I hate hearing about people going through depressing or bad times. It hurts my heart to hear these things, so I’d rather just protect myself from them.…

Lent: Get Ready! Get Set! Go! (Day 20)

Read: 1 Peter 3:15 Reflect: How often have we heard those words at the start of a race! Without preparation, there are false starters, late starters or non starters! Boy Scouts have the motto “Be prepared”. There are lots of websites and articles about how to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster…

Lent: Trust In Christ Again (Day 19)

Read: Ephesians 3:17-19 Reflect: As adults, many of us have gone through a number of “phases” in our life. There was probably a time when we were “students,” and another time when we were “single.” Some of us might have gone through a phase that was “rebellious” and others may have felt “lost.” Then, perhaps…

Lent: Love God (Day 18)

Read: Deuteronomy 6:5 Reflect: “What is the greatest commandment?” This is the question that the Pharisees asked Jesus during a fascinating dialogue in the Jerusalem temple court. In response, Jesus quoted one of the most beloved scriptures from Deuteronomy: ”You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul,…