Posts from February 2018

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Picture Lent, “Rock,” Psalm 19:14

by Barbara

Psalm 19:14 says: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” This is an inuksuk, a gift from a Canadian friend. Indigenous peoples would have created these in the landscape to use as markers for navigation, for travel routes, fishing […]

Picture Lent, “Sabbath,” Exodus 20:7-11

by Barbara

Ah…the one commandment that most of us ignore. Sabbath. God blesses us by instructing us to rest. But we are too busy…too self-important…too (full in the blank). Since I work weekends, my Sabbath is every Thursday when I play with my grandson. It’s a blessing that I’ll never take for granted. What if we take […]

Picture Lent, “Command,” Exodus 20:1-6

by Barbara

Here’s a radical thought: What if the 10 Commandments were received with the love that God intended, instead of looking at them as harsh commands? Ultimately, God just wants our hearts/love. Once when I was pulled over by Officer Owen, he said in his 3 year old commanding voice…”You’re going to jail!” When I protested, […]

Picture Lent, “Follow,” Mark 8:34-38

by Barbara

Jesus says in Mark that to follow him, we must take up our crosses and deny ourselves. Our egos are strong and it’s never easy. It’s way more easier for a grandson to follow his Baba! (A year later and they are still attached at the hip.) #picturelent #follow

Picture Lent. “Think,” Mark 8:31-33

by Barbara

After Jesus tells his disciples that he must suffer, die and rise again, Peter rebuked (what a word!) Jesus. He didn’t want his friend to suffer and besides…what kind of Messiah is that? So, Jesus tells him to stop thinking about everything in worldly terms, but to set his mind on the divine. That’s why […]

Picture Lent, “Promise,” Romans 4:13-18

by Barbara

Through Jesus, God promises unconditional love for all people. (I promise, little one, to hold you and tickle your back whenever you want and love you forever.) #myhappyplace #wheredidthebabygo #picturelent #promise

Picture Lent, ”Remember,” Psalm 22:27-31.

by Barbara

On Sunday we lit 17 candles in memory and honor of the Parkland, FL shooting victims. We pray and recognize a call to action so that mass shootings, especially of children, don’t become the norm. They aren’t. Praying that when this shows up on my FB memories next year, we will remember this as the […]

Picture Lent, “Praise,” Psalm 22:23-26

by Barbara

It’s a beautiful thing to witness a child bringing in the light of Christ. Praise God for all our children. I hope we do everything in our power to keep them safe and feel loved. #picturelent #praise