Category Archives: Lent

waste your life

It was such a waste! All that perfume, just poured out, and it was expensive enough that a lot of useful things could have been done with the money obtained by selling it–lots of help for the poor, etc. Jesus … Continue reading

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they put me to shame…

In thinking over how the word “forgiveness” may have played out for me yesterday, I guess it would be at the Ladies’ Bible Study, which I still attend at our old church: the ladies have “forgiven” us for leaving to … Continue reading

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Don’t cringe!

“Happiness is not the goal of life; happiness is a by-product of living out your purpose.” “The greatest things in life aren’t things.” Great quotes to start off Lent (the 40 days before Easter)! I wonder if some of you … Continue reading

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star shifting, light lifting

My small circle of “support” here is very positive and affirming of me, yet I do wonder sometimes (as you’ve noticed) what I’m doing here, presumptuously thinking anyone would want to read what I’m writing. And I always remind myself … Continue reading

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Forgive me for being born!

No, seriously! People often say that in anger (yesterday’s place of pain), but there is some truth to it: “Forgive me for being born” could mean “accept me for who I am”. Forgiveness is another huge subject, with mounds of … Continue reading

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to be seen and acknowledged

Someone clued me in to Henri Nouwen’s daily email, and of course, I love it! (I’ll try to remember to add it to my links over there.>) The current theme in the very short devotionals, is “hiddenness”. Most of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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whole and holy

I keep meaning to store this quote away here, but once I get jabbering on in a post, it never seems to fit. So I’m going to include it right away this time: Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote: “Only he who … Continue reading

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Cry, Sing, Breathe, Dance!

I’m going to put this quote here, to remind myself: “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write”–Anais Nin. That’s not to say I’m really a … Continue reading

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“Provision for Pilgrims”

Sorry for the long post… but after all, it’s Good Friday! We had almost as many people last night, as we usually have had at our Maundy Thursday service, even though our numbers have been down so much. Which is … Continue reading

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Faith has no value…

I’m trying to keep from posting just for the sake of posting, like when there’s nothing running in my mind to talk about. But since I was too rushed to post yesterday, it would just feel weird to miss two … Continue reading

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