The server is up long enough to post this (I hope). All of the world is cursed, including computers. Re-read the technical note on Day 8.
What’s the point! Tonight’s gift, one Bible verse, is deceptively brief, but utterly profound and quite the reality to ponder. Because, remember, none of this is theorizing: we are living through 40 very real days … the 40 days force us to slow down and ponder the ramifications of Ash Wednesday; the ramifications that we […]
Isle of ewe: because ewe matters! One badddddd pun, I know. My point? Notice how one tiny play on words can re-frame your perspective – and after that, you never see life the same way again. So: brainstorm with me. I’m I’m going to play with one winkydinky. ….but the result will be no game. […]
1. We’re exhausted. 2. You can’t *prove* that we have been skipping the, “Read this Bible verse” part of these daily posts. 3. [Reply:] true enough. So, tonight, no “post” to keep me- uh, you- uh, US – from reading the gift which keeps on giving. 4. Re-read Psalm 51:10-12. 5. No, go on; read […]
Oh. I’m tired. Was it really well less than a week ago that we had ashes on our foreheads? How many gifts have we received within that time? The ashes have been washed off for several days now. I think my memory of what those gifts *are* is waning quickly, too. So let’s review before […]
Happy Easter! Read Luke 24 – you have all day; Easter lasts through midnight. Yep that’s why the big purple box at the top reminds us that the Sundays in Lent are celebrations of the resurrection! So read Luke 24 – you have until midnight.
Today ends Lent, week 1. [BTW, tomorrow, Sunday, does NOT begin Lent, week 2. Intrigued? Tune in tomorrow for that revelation.] Lent is a Christian holiday season. This church – Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church – is a Christian Church. Any true Christian Church is proud – and thankful! – to accept and proclaim reality. Even […]
If you did last night’s homework, you read Genesis, chapters 2 and 3. You read about the first human being made of humo – “dust.” You read about the first male, known to us in English by the name Adam. He is himself named merely for the adamah – dust. Tonight’s homework gives us one […]
Imagine that you are (or, were) an adopted child. You, your parents, your entire family … every one of you is content, because, despite knowing each other so well [ LOL ;)], you also know that you are very loved. In truth, you are a beloved — and you know it. However, unbeknownst to you, […]
Gift one: Ashes, which will be placed on your forehead at tonight’s Ash Wednesday service. Why? Because all human life starts with “ashes” — technically, the better word is “dust.” If you think scientifically, you’d call the human body carbon – “dust”; If you think like a Latin scholar, you’d call the human body “humo” […]