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Words for a Friend

Usually, I have plenty of words. Occasionally, some people have suggested that I might use more than enough words.

That’s is not the case today. … 498 more words

Poetry

Prayer of Confession- Break Through (Matthew 13; Psalm 103)

This prayer of confession was commissioned for the opening worship service of the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. It borrows imagery from Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, found in… 311 more words

Worship Resources

The Step Up

With so much to grieve or be anxious about in our world, I want to offer a very real, encouraging story from my dear friend Fred Sieger. 729 more words

Healing

Day 1: Ash Wednesday

I take my first steps into whatever comes next, carrying everything that I possess… which is nothing. I own no things. Nothing.

But I am clean and I am free. 265 more words

Jesus

Mardi Gras in New Orleans – A Traditional Celebration

Mardi Gras is a massive family holiday which occurs annually in New Orleans, and includes music, floats and parades. Normally celebrated on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the period of Lent (a time of sacrifice), the tradition began on February 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. 435 more words

Wendy Saunders

SHOULD CHRISTIANS MARK THEMSELVES WITH THE SIGN OF THE HOLY CROSS?

Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, the holy Catholic Church has been persecuted because of her beliefs and practices which seemed to be so difficult to understand especially by those who strongly opposed them. 4,778 more words

Divinity Of Jesus Christ

Meditation for Summer Solstice

It’s not Ash Wednesday, but I feel the need to burn some things up – let them rise with the flames, let them settle with the ash. 234 more words