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Lenten Devotional 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Today’s gospel reading is very familiar; John preparing the way for Jesus and then baptizing him in the River Jordan.  While a reading we more often associate with Advent, a time of preparation for Jesus’ birth, Lent is actually a perfect time to reflect on what Mark is telling us here.  What does it truly mean to “prepare the way” for Jesus to come?

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The following is one of the many lessons to be taken away from the Gospel of John. Here Jesus is praying to the Lord Father for his disciples, in doing so He teaches us, as believers, how to pray for each other. In this Jesus specifically says He is “not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are

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Friday, March 11, 2011

In a world where things are often seen as black or white, we are often confronted with gray areas, predicament with a blurry line between right and wrong. In studying today’s readings, I’ve taken away one overall theme: to be present in and aware of our thoughts, actions, and interactions. We must be responsible for how we live our life. The Psalms contrast complaint

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One of two angels by Armstrong
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Prayers embrace many forms in content and expression, all of which are welcome at God’s literal and figurative altars whether they are whispered, spoken or sung. Each of us has our own expression. Contained in today’s readings are several forms. One appears to be spoken, John 17:1-8; another, Habakkuk 3:1-18, is considered a poem and a hymn according to various sources; and Psalm 37

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Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011

“Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.” –Eugene Peterson’s translation of 2 Corinthians 5:20 I don’t know about you, but the thought of Lent can be a bit exhausting: yet another series of promises and obligations so that I can get closer to God. This year, I have decided to take the same approach as I do to my New Year’s

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