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Today’s Reflection

LENT OFFERS US … a long time to examine where we have been and where we want to go in our spiritual lives. We don’t have to make any snap decisions. We are free to think about options in the privacy of our own relationships to God, and to choose how we’ll move forward. Lent affords a little time to calm down, breathe deeply, and then make some considered choices.

– Sarah Parsons
A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent

From page 19 of A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent by Sarah Parsons. Copyright © 2005 by Sarah Parsons. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

How is Lent affording you time to think about your relationship with God? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

…as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) — in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Romans 4:17, NRSV

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This week we remember: Perpetua and Felicity (March 7).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Jill March 11, 2017, 4:53 am

    I wouldn’t necessarily say that this Lent is affording me MORE time to think about God. I would say that various Lenten resources are giving me unique pondering/meditating points that I find myself coming back to throughout the day.

  • robert moeller March 11, 2017, 5:10 am

    This is a different Lent for me. A cold that comes and goes has made me tired.
    I still have things to do and as I can am doing them. Am very aware that I need God and am thankful that God is always with me. I’m hopeful for church tomorrow, but will have to wait and see.

    Thankful for grandchildren, don’t see them so often, they live 3 1/2 hours a way in tough to reach Brooklyn. Glad to have skyped two days ago and saw Oona and my daughter. Prayers for all grandchildren and their grandparents.

    May you all have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday. Thank You, Lord.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling March 12, 2017, 3:12 am

    A busy period for me too but trying to commit everything to God and He will surely be my ever present help and guide!

    Blessings to all!

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