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  • Lent 2024, Day 32: And.

    “remember that which we already are:

    the very good of God’s creation”

  • Lent 2024, Day 25: Human or Mutant.

    “God does not give up on His children, human or mutant.”

  • Lent 2023, Day 22: The Seduction of Despair

    be kind/
    While there is still time.

  • Lent 2022: Ash Wednesday.

    It’s that time of year again, when millions of Christians worldwide commit to 40 days of fasting, prayer, tithing, and reflection. It’s also time for me to commit to being a regular blogger. So join me, won’t you, as I prepare for Easter, one day and post, at a time.

  • CoviDiaries: Advent & Hope.

    As Advent began a week ago, I knew I was and am still lost in Lent. So I wait. My very soul waits. And I hope, hope that God will see us through.

  • The Quiet Faith of Hank Hill

    “King of the Hill”, which ran from 1997 through 2010, is remembered for a number of things: propane and propane accessories; the fictional but somehow seemingly real Texas city of Arlen; just how “not right” Hank felt his son Bobby was; Peggy’s feet, Cotton’s shins, and Hank’s behind; and how refreshing a cool Alamo was, preferably sipped while standing in the back alley with a group friends and saying “yup” or “I’ll tell you what” as a sign of mutual satisfaction with life.
    One thing that has long stood out to me, however, is Hank’s inherent and strong Christian faith.

  • Lent 2020, Day 39: It is finished.

    With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

  • Lent 2020, Day 38: The dark night of Jesus’ Soul.

    “We all try to accept with some sort of submission our afflictions when they actually arrive. But the prayer in Gethsemane shows that the preceding anxiety is equally God’s will and equally part of our human destiny. The perfect Man experienced it. And the servant is not greater than the master. We are Christians, not Stoics.”

  • Lent 2020, Day 28: Psalms of Lament.

    Once again, I’m turning to my Uncle Curtis for some wise teaching.

  • Lent 2020, Day 23: No one’s immune to problems.

    I felt encouraged by Pastor Rick Warren’s message this weekend dealing with trials in life- including the COVID-19 pandemic- and I hope you will, too.