Category: Pastor Jeff’s 2007 Lenten Blog

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Feb

Lenten Reading for February 24

Memory is a powerful function in our lives. How we remember our past impacts who we are in the present, and where we are headed in the future. Unfortunately, we often put great energy into remembering that which keeps us in bondage, and forgetting that which has been a blessing. We remember what seems to […]

23
Feb

Lenten Reading for February 23

When Jesus was alone in the wilderness, the temptations presented to him by the devil were real, precisely because they touched a real desire within Jesus for power, for recognition, for taking the east way. He had to confront the darkness within. Perhaps the strongest resistance we have to examining deeply our own hearts is […]

22
Feb

Lenten Reading for February 22

We are not making this journey of renewal alone, and this is important to remember. Did you ever think about the fact that when Jesus taught us the “Lord’s Prayer” he instructed us to use the word us rather than me? We are not making this journey of renewal alone, and this is important to remember. When […]

21
Feb

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a period of forty days* in which we are invited to examine our hearts and return to God. The concept of forty days is linked to the time Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before he began his work. Jesus himself understood the need to set […]