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.
Most of us probably know the Lord’s Prayer by heart if we grew up as Christians. Maybe our parents taught it to us, or we learned it in Sunday School. Maybe we prayed it every night at bedtime as children. We recite it every.
A friend gave me her vacuum cleaner as part of a downsizing move. Replacing my nearly 50-year old warhorse vacuum has been quite an adventure in upgrading. Who knew there were so many attachments and ways to clean far more than just floors? What.
So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. Deuteronomy 26:8 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I.
We lived in Atlanta at the time of the Great Recession, and our family’s finances were ravaged as a result of the meltdown. We became very vulnerable and lived with anxiety and uncertainty for a prolonged period of time. Ashamed and humiliated by circumstances.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only,.
What do people say about me? What are people thinking? We are mindful of the opinions of others, about us and about nearly everything. Opinions elate and devastate. They influence what we do and how we understand ourselves, whether it is polls, likes, ratings,.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It’s bizarre that we walk around with ashes on our foreheads on this day. It’s bizarre because it seems to go against what Jesus says in the gospel reading from Matthew [see 6:1-21]..