Category Archives: Lent

less heat, more fire… or, less fire, more heat?

August is almost finished already! How about this for being so late with July’s “less”? I’ve been trying to think of something else to talk about, besides just the One Word “discoveries”, and finally this has come to mind: it’s … Continue reading

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And that is life!

If you’ve never read The Mitford Chronicles by Jan Karon, you should try them! I’m just finishing my third time through, and I love them even more than the first time! They’re all about an Episcopalian priest who loves everyone, … Continue reading

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after Good Friday

Just thinking, about sacrifice. Since it is the end of Lent, when lots of people try to give up something for 40 days. I’m often feeling challenged about that, because I do have so many comforts. Then I comfort myself … Continue reading

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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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Nothing on Saturday.

This is so perfect, I just have to copy the whole thing here for you. (It was read to us at Small Group last Thursday, but I found it here.) Because there are SO many people today, in a Waiting … Continue reading

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He wanted to.

Sometimes things can be touching for you, and you’re not even sure why. That was me yesterday, when the kids were doing the Palm Sunday parade. Maybe it was because we’d just been discussing whether or not our mega-church could … Continue reading

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Ottawa is not my home?

Lyn. Her name is Lyn, and she seemed to think it was a little strange, that I wanted to know the name of my grocery cashier. I’ve decided to spell it with one ‘n’, because she said it was very … 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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Why take a chance?

This is not necessarily the last sermon notes from Brian. There are some that I’m waiting to be uploaded, that I missed (because of teaching or camping)–at least one that attracts me to be sure and listen to: “How to … Continue reading

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