WHY LENT BRINGS ME JOY
There is no better feeling than taking off a belt or pants that have been painfully restraining you all day. So, let's stop pretending or sucking in our spiritual stomach. Let's be real. We're a mess and in need of a Savior.
This is the devotion I wrote for our church’s Lenten devotion book this year. It was for yesterday, the sixth Sunday in Lent and coincided with my sermon on the same text. Luke 15:11-32 “But while he was still far off, his father saw him was filled with compassion…” Our passage today is the well known story of the Prodigal Son; a story with a myriad of truths and challenges. Today let’s focus on the moment at which the lost son faces the reality of his situation. It is hunger that brought him to his senses. Verse 17 tells us that the…
Crazy Sister Love
Today I turned in my devotion for our upcoming Lenten devotional book here at the church. It is a wonderful treasure of writings and art from members of our church and it is a blessing to read the thoughts and hearts of individuals that often don’t get the opportunity to share. My devotion was based on the John 12:1-11 passage where Jesus is anointed with expensive oils by Mary, Lazarus’s sister. Growing up, my sister and I had your normal sibling love/hate relationship. I can remember some fun times and I remember some passionate fights but when she left for college,…