Posts from April 2017

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Encounter Lent, April 16, Matthew 28:1-10, “Go”

by Barbara

I have loved turning this devotional practice into a class at my church! We didn’t want it to end. There’s something beautiful that happens when we combine Scripture with creativity. I hope this inspires others to read a passage and then go find it in the world through the lens of the camera! So, our […]

Encounter Lent, April 15, Matthew 27:57-66 “Preparation”

by Barbara Aziz

Today, on Good Friday, Jesus died a horrific death. They were allowed to remove his body for burial, which was actually uncommon. The next day was a day of PREPARATION. How do we prepare to walk with the women to the tomb? It’s not empty yet. How do we enter their grief?

Encounter Lent, April 11, Psalm 71:1-14, “Hope”

by Barbara Aziz

Tonight I attended my cousin’s service. Instead of a rosary, we prayed the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Like the rosary, in a beautiful, meditative way, we repeated this phrase: Have mercy on us and on the whole world. It’s what Katie asked that we all pray. In the overwhelming sadness, there was still HOPE. […]

Encounter Lent, April 9, Matthew 21:1-11, “Hosanna”

by Barbara Aziz

HOSANNA…shouted to Jesus as he begins his last week on earth. Originally meaning save us, the crowds were recognizing that Jesus was the promised Savior. And so their Hosannas were shouts of praise. This palm from last year hangs on a cross in our garage so I see it every day.