Tag Archives: Lent

(un)Packing for the Journey: The Past

This week’s reflection … I’ve known Tommy my whole life. In all that time, he never got along with his father. Oh, I’m sure Mr. Poole was a nice enough guy, but fathers and sons don’t always see eye to … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent

Our reflection this week for the Second Sunday in Lent is from the Moravian Church in North America The Watchword for the Week — For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who … Continue reading

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The Journey of Lent

Our reflection today is from Kerry Bender My introduction to Lent was on a bus in rural North Dakota on the way to school, probably around junior high and probably not the best place to learn the deep truths of … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Transition

Notes from the pulpit at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church … Almighty God, You have created the heavens and the earth and made us in Your own image. Teach us to discern Your hand in all Your works and Your … Continue reading

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Final Lenten Thoughts

There is no biblical mandate for the observance of Lent, although the model is in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry, during which He endured temptation by Satan. This whole … Continue reading

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Worldly Versus Divine Pleasures

For His sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish … (Philippians 3:8). As I approach the end of Lent, I consider how the usual dynamic of this season plays out for … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections 2018

I usually try to share my words  from the pulpit. Here’s what I shared Sunday at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, LORD, my Rock … Continue reading

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