March 31: Darkness

Well, it finally hit the other night.  This entire moment, the generational ramifications, the pain of losing work and pay for millions, my options for any retirement, the hard-earned fiscal reserves of our church over 20 years, the suffering of those both diagnosed with and those battling against the virus. 

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March 30: Catch and Release

So during this pre-Holy Week week we will be preparing ourselves for Holy Week itself, the Triduum and the Easter cycle of celebration itself.  And yes, we will be learning some new Easter vocabulary words as we move towards Easter and a surprise announcement regarding this Lenten reflection daily blog. 

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March 29: Riding the Fences

My mother was a multi-talented woman, and one of her many talents was serving as a prayer “warrior,” spiritual counselor and guide for others in the Christian life through trauma and pain.  She taught me a prayer technique for challenging times which came to mind this past week, and I

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March 28: The Other Book

Thank you for coming with me on that three day biblical journey, but today let’s consider our other book, the monumental Book of Common Prayer.  One need not be either Anglican (our umbrella term for any Christian anywhere) worshipping in the tradition of the Church of England or Episcopalian (the

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March 27: Technique

Reading the bible is different for me than reading any other book.  For me, the bible is primer, resource, encyclopedia, novel, companion, dissertation, love letter, adventure, gateway, mini-series, drama, history and personal journal…at least for starters!  So I approach the bible with awe, with curiosity, with innate trust, with reverence,

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March 26: A Strategic Epilogue to Yesterday

Yesterday I implored you to find, situate, open and read any bible you have in your possession.  Let’s refine that spiritual habit of bible reading a bit more strategically today.  Here are some resources and suggestions to make your bible reading fruitful and profitable… Daily!  A little bit every day! 

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March 25: We Are What We Read

For those of you wondering where your Lenten reflections actually went these past few days, worry not!  Let’s get off of movies and into books!  My parents taught me to read before I learned more formally at school, and my room growing up was littered with books of many subjects. 

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March 24: Castaway

4-time Academy Best Actor nominee Tom Hanks turns in a masterwork theatrical performance in the 2000 feature Castaway.  Definitely worth a watch if you like sun and surf, late FedEx deliveries, slightly used volleyballs and Hank’s physical transformation to depict the utter desolation of a modern man marooned on a

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