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Month: March 2015

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Humility. Unity. Worship.

March 30, 2015

But it would seem that one of the Holy Spirit’s favorite ways to work is by doing remarkable things through shared humility. And by birthing unity through Spirit-infused shared humility.

An image of holy communion featuring a silver cup of wine or juice and an artisanal loaf of bread dusted with flour and sitting on a white piece of cloth in subdued light and shadow.

Ken Loyer ~ Holy Communion: Celebrating Christ’s Presence with Us

March 25, 2015

It has been said that the dinner table—that place where we eat, talk, and share life together with others—is an extension of the Eucharist.

Claire Matheny ~ Lenten Justice

March 21, 2015

Jesus’ love is cast to even those who would hate. The tie that binds customer and coworker, binds us at the common meal and common table. There is no punch clock, only our capable hands designed to serve bread to everyone.

Jack Jackson ~ Wesley’s 5:2 Fast

March 19, 2015

For Wesley, the purpose of fasting was not to lose weight or to be more physically healthy. Wesley believed fasting was crucial for the spiritual health of Jesus’ disciples.

Talbot Davis ~ Could You Give Up Porn for Lent? A Pastoral Perspective on Life Change

March 18, 2015

The rise of the internet has created a perfect storm for growing numbers of men to become addicted. It is available. It is anonymous. I suspect no other generation of men – or their pastors – had such a collision of forces that are the same time both irresistible and destructive.

Michael Smith ~ Sister Winter

March 16, 2015

For some reason God seems to do the best character development work when we are in the wilderness. Throughout the biblical text we see people out in the wilderness or in the “wintertime” of their spiritual lives. It is often here that God decides to do something new. “Now my heart is returned to sister winter,” as singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens describes it.

Talbot Davis ~ Hidden Heroes: The Epic Fail Hero

March 14, 2015

But you need both. A Paul and a Peter. Someone who will confront and another who will comfort. It takes that balance of truth and grace to get someone to move beyond their epic fail and into effective service.

Maxie Dunnam ~ Prayer and the Shaping Power of the Indwelling Christ

March 12, 2015

We allow grace to operate in our lives by allowing Christ to be alive in us. We affirm the living Christ. Freedom and joy in the Christian life depend on this. Christ is alive today. He is a now reality. This reality must become personal: Christ is alive in me.

Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ A Woman’s Voice Can Usher in the Kingdom of God

March 11, 2015

A woman’s voice can usher in the Kingdom of God – whether or not we hear it. How many women have gone unheard?

Carrie Carter ~ Backwards Lent

March 9, 2015

Taking a towel. Jesus took something on in order to serve others.

That’s how I have chosen to approach Lent this year. Backwards. Taking on, instead of giving up.