Pathways Through Lent, our annual series of devotions, is a companion in the deeply spiritual time of Lent. Parishioners contribute to this series by writing reflection, sometimes based upon the day’s readings from the Daily Office, and often drawing from their lives’ experiences.
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Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm – used with permission May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from.
Ichigo Ichie I recently began reading this book Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, the authors of Ikigai. It reminds me of the way we finish our services each week: “Life is short…” Ichigo Ichie is about seeing each time we meet friends and.
One of my favorite scriptures is Ecclesiastes 3:1 — “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Time is one of the most precious gifts that God gives to us. With it, we can do what we want..
The Lenten message posted on a neighborhood Baptist church’s signboard reads: Seek Justice Love Mercy Walk humbly with God What might Micah’s message to the Israelites [Micah 6:9] ask us to do today, in the context of being better stewards of this good earth,.
As the youngest of three sisters, I have always been especially moved by the Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke. As a child, I often found myself angry that my parents did not seem to punish my sisters for misbehaving. Of course,.
Today’s readings are about how lives and even kingdoms can be upended. Our paths through life are not straightforward. We read about Joseph, his father’s favorite son, whose jealous brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. Instead of completing an errand for his father,.
Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of.
Many of us have heard sermons on how the Potter can take a blob of clay, a life, and turn it into a vessel of usefulness and beauty. Today’s reading, Jeremiah 18:1-11, struck me in that the Potter was actually shaping an evil vessel..
A Warning against Hypocrisy (from Matthew 23:1-12) Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they.
I have long been troubled by the use of the word “shame” in the Bible. In my studies, shame means “I am bad”; yet God made us in his image and God is most definitely not bad. We are human, we are not bad; we do.