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Fasting

We often think fasting is only about food, but as a Christian practice, it can encompass much more. It can also be abstention from things that occupy time that would be better spent on our relationship from Christ: TV, video games, surfing the Internet, etc. How might you use the time away from that activity…
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March 9, 2010 0

Experience God in the Ordinary

Open your eyes every moment to the presence of God. Surround the routine things of your life with prayer, lifting each thing you do and each person you meet to God for blessing. Each day write a blessing for one of the common, everyday things in your life and ask that as you are blessed,…
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March 1, 2010 0

Practice Hospitality – Spiritual Practices for Lent

Ask yourself, “Who is in need of hospitality?” Reach out to someone in need of Christ’s compassion. It could be serving in one of the many mission opportunities before our congregation this Lenten season, or calling or visiting with a person in need of companionship and a listening ear.


February 22, 2010 0

Spiritual Practices for Lent

Sometimes we approach Lent like a math problem; do we add or subtract? Do we add something to our lives like an intentional spiritual practice or, or do we give something up, perhaps a bad habit or a luxury? There isn’t a right answer, but there is a right “heart”. The Lenten journey is a…
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February 11, 2010 0

Pastor’s Desk

I can tell Lent is upon us because today I got out the catalogs to order Easter and Holy week worship bulletins! Ash Wednesday is February 17. Last week though, someone said to me, “I didn’t realize that Presbyterians celebrate lent”. Yes, Presbyterians celebrate Lent. Actually, you may have noticed that after Ash Wednesday, the…
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February 8, 2010 0