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Lent Daily Devotion (Page 6)

Tell me again to cultivate new life

CULTIVATEA Holy Week Prayer by Sarah Are Tell me again.Tell me again to cultivate new life—a life where I believe in myself,a life where, dare I say, I love myself.Tell me again to cultivate new life—a life of dancing in the kitchenand slow cups of coffee;a life where Sabbath is viewed as a giftas opposed…

LETTING GO: FIRST WEEK OF LENT

A letter to someone I love Dear loved one—I hope you let go.I hope you let go of holding yourself to impossible standards.Lower the bar. Give yourself grace.God delights in who you are.And while you’re at it, I hope you let go of ignoring your beauty.The mirror is tired of your harsh words, for you…

Living with Open Hands

Read Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Reflection by Lauren Wright Pittman: What a beautiful image. A full table, overflowing with the gifts of God re-given and re-distributed among the Levites and the aliens who reside among them. The native and the alien share a meal together in remembrance that their ancestors were once strangers in a land flowing…

Who Are Ashes For?

“Let’s see… I guess it’s been a whilesince I went to church on Ash Wednesdayto get ashes… How long’s it been?– it’s been a while…  Why did I stop getting ashes? Will I go this year?Why should I go this year?Why go any year?Why ashes? Getting ashes doesn’t mean I’m holy.As a matter of fact,getting ashes…