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.
Skiing in the mountains of Utah: God’s country. He is present in the overwhelming magnificence of this landscape as I survey the space from a 9,000 feet perspective. It seems unchanging, and yet I know it is evolving just as I am. The trails change; the.
A dear friend unexpectedly lost his wife in the prime of her life. As he has struggled with his grief and the sorrow of their two teenage sons, he has also tried to find a way to recognize his wife as the brilliant architect,.
“I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me.” (Psalm 30:1) Although David recounts his distress, he encourages others to praise God and put their trust in Him. As I read this passage,.
“I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) “Weeping may spend the night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:6) The last chapters of Isaiah are written amidst.
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God.
The excessive pride and faux gratitude of the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-14 may be something familiar to us right now. We live in an era where America, as a country, puts itself first and refuses to provide sanctuary for the helpless and take in.
Two of the three lessons for today mention “hearing:” Psalm 81 states, “Hear, O my people, while I admonish you; O Israel, if you would but listen to me!” The first commandment from Mark 12 states, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the.
Many years ago, in another time and place (and career), a competitor offered me an attractive management position as a member of its commercial real estate team. I was happy at my present company where I enjoyed my colleagues and the work, but the.
Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect upon what it means to fully surrender to God’s will – to completely let go of everything we think we know. We are asked to relinquish control over all the things we can’t control. We remember where.
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” For many reasons, I always love reading this familiar passage about.