To commemorate the first day of Lent 2018 here is a sneak peek from my book that will hopefully encourage us all to prepare for this Lenten season. (more…)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Dear Father in Heaven,
This past week has been somewhat physically challenging with the chronic muscle pain in my arm and the muscle tightness in my upper back. Although the discomfort is tolerable I’m becoming a bit weary. However the timing of all this seems rather fitting as I tried to imagine what Jesus went through. (more…)
Sweet Jesus, you rock my world. You did the unimaginable. Even thinking about what you went through before your crucifixion, it’s beyond my human comprehension. Yes, I can understand the facts, know it by heart, but to try to remotely empathize with the emotional and physical aspects of what you went through is mind rattling. (more…)
This past Wednesday was the first day of lent.
Just out of curiosity I searched both Facebook and Twitter to check how many posts there were about lent. I was a bit disheartened to see there were very few. Although lent is a very personal journey, the practice of this sacred tradition should be more acknowledged and encouraged. It’s so easy to be complacent, nonchalant; another year, another lent, but when we do that we rob ourselves, our families and our church communities from fully receiving God’s inheritance. (more…)