Lent—Giving Back

I was reading a devotional by Frederick Buechner and he mentioned Lent. Today starts the Lenton season, the forty days preceding Easter. Jesus fasted forty days in the dessert before he started his earthly ministry. Buechner suggested that Jesus spent the forty days...

Finding Purpose

I was reading in Mark 1:35-38 this morning, and I saw something I had never noticed before. It was early in Jesus ministry, and he had healed many and taught with such authority He was already a threat to the teachers of the law. He was gaining popularity fast. He...

How to Heal Your Hurting Heart

We have discussed a lot of topics on these blog posts. The theme is about not losing heart. “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the well-spring of life.” Proverbs 4:23. How do we guard our heart? I’m not concerned with heart disease. Diet and exercise may make...

Laughter

Today is a contemplative day. I don’t know why, but everything I read this morning is weighing on my soul. Sometimes during my quiet time with God, nothing sticks. It seems like just another daily task I have to get through so I can go on to the next duty. I try...