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Picture Lent, Spice, John 19:39-42.

by Barbara

Something interesting about posting these a day early for my class. Especially this one. Something bittersweet about preparing for Good Friday worship, the day that Jesus died and yet posting for Holy Saturday, the day that the women wrapped his body in spices and linens for his burial. A poem from Story by Steven James […]

Picture Lent, Deny, John 18:25-27

by Barbara

Peter denied knowing Jesus. Most of the other disciples ditched him too. I wonder how often we, in the interest of order maybe, deny Jesus’ love to others. As if we have cornered the market of right theology, right worship and right beliefs. Tomorrow is Good Friday. It’s a good day to go deep and […]

Picture Lent, Disciple, John 13:33-35

by Barbara

Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Tonight I was able to visit this disciple who is under hospice care. […]

Picture Lent, Teacher, John 13:12-17

by Barbara

Yes, my grandson is a wonderful teacher. He’s taught me all about trucks and how to feed Vincent the Venus flytrap. But even bigger than that, he’s taught me patience, how to play and play and play, how to relish the moment, how to tell stories, and how to be in wonder of everything. My […]

Picture Lent, Clean, John 13:6-11

by Barbara

Years ago, when I led an Emmaus Walk, Karim made this cross for me based on Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. #picturelent #clean

Picture Lent, Towel, John 13:1-5

by Barbara

When the author of tomorrow’s Lenten devotional sits across from your office, you use him in your picture! Of all words he could have received, Ruben wrote beautifully about a towel. Not just any towel though…this Scripture is about the towel that Jesus used to wipe the disciples feet. It was a beautiful example of […]

Picture Lent, Prepare, Mark 14:12-14

by Barbara

This afternoon I walked to downtown NB so that I could take some quiet time and prepare my heart with those at the March for Our Lives. Along the way I prayed for students at our neighborhood school, at the baseball field and at Landa Park. And I loved the energy at the March especially […]

Picture Lent, Betray, Mark 14:10-11.

by Barbara

My parents had tons of amaryllis in their yard. Before we sold the house, we dug them all up and transplanted them. My nieces both sent pictures of their plants this week. And here is mine. My plant has been betrayed by deer, cats and toddlers. Even though it has yet to bloom, I still […]

Picture Lent, Ointment, Mark 14:3-9

by Barbara

A woman came to Jesus and poured a jar of costly ointment over his head. It was an extravagant gift, an offering of love. It refreshed his soul, as he prepared for the cross. My soul is refreshed when I lay so still in this hammock that the birds play right above my head. And […]