Category Archives: Lent

Were you there?

None of us were there. We only know the ancient story from those who were. If we had been, we would not have kept his death from happening. What I trust is this. God was there. My God. Our God. Our God who knows what it’s like to lose a son. Continue reading

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So … how do you like retirement …

Lent is a time to clean house — our spiritual houses. Lent is a time to be in touch with our relationships — especially our relationship with God. Lent is a time to check out how we’re doing with that following Jesus promise — and to make the necessary adjustments to get back to it. I’ve been leading that effort for so long that it’s been easy to put my own adjustments aside for when I have time. And a pastor never has time during Lent! This year I do. Have time, that is. Continue reading

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