Living in Faith, Scripture verses

Ash Wednesday: Sacrifices and social media

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the day that begins the season of Lent leading to Easter. It’s a holy day that wasn’t commanded in the Bible, but Christians have observed it for well over ten centuries. Early Christians would sometimes have ashes sprinkled on their bodies as a public symbol that they needed to repent from… Continue reading Ash Wednesday: Sacrifices and social media

Living in Faith, Scripture verses

MLK, presidents, and me

This is a week of importance for Americans. Yesterday marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, when we’re encouraged to think about the issues he fought for. Tomorrow is Presidential inauguration day, ushering in a time of new leadership and whatever may come with that. I felt like today’s blog post, sandwiched between these two… Continue reading MLK, presidents, and me

Scripture Saturday, Scripture verses

Scripture Saturday: Matthew 1:21

For many people, Christmas 2020 looked different than in years past. Thankfully, no matter how things around us might change, nothing changes the reason for the season: God sent Jesus to walk among us on earth so that He could save us from our sins. I hope you all have a blessed Christmas season and… Continue reading Scripture Saturday: Matthew 1:21

Living in Faith, Scripture verses

Being big enough to humble ourselves

Years ago, one of our former pastors would invite people in the congregation to help write an Advent devotional book that we could use together as a church family. He mapped out the Scripture readings and let us write whatever came to mind. Entries were written by teenagers, retirees, and everyone in between. I found… Continue reading Being big enough to humble ourselves