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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

Picture Lent. Angels. Mark 1:9-15

by Barbara

I love how the Scripture says that after Jesus endured the suffering of the desert, the angels attended to him. This was my grandmothers picture. It hung in my parents bedroom forever. It was probably in the original frame and the picture was getting worn, so I re-framed it for them. I’m blessed to have […]

Picture Lent, Rainbow, Genesis 9:8-17

by Barbara

Since I’m posting a day early it feels weird looking for a rainbow on Ash Wednesday. But, then it doesn’t. That’s because the story of Noah teaches us that in spite of our violence and brokenness, God still redeems us. #rainbow #picturelent

Picture Lent 2/14/18 Fast, Isaiah 58:6-8

by Barbara Aziz

Most of the time we think of fasting from food. But I love what our scripture says: “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” Wow! What if our Lenten fast […]

Picture Lent 2/13/18 “Pray”

by Barbara Aziz

Welcome to the first day of our Picture Lent devotional time! Just reply below and attach your picture. Our first word is PRAY. Vicki led our staff meeting today with this devotional on prayer! Coincidence? I think not! It’s a stressful week for pastors and I’m glad for the reminder to breath and listen to […]