Tag: #lentdevotion

  • WALKING BY FAITH, NOT FEAR

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Mira que te mando que te esfuerces y seas valiente; no temas ni desmayes, porque Jehová tu Dios estará contigo en dondequiera […]

  • A Tuesday Meditation

    Lord Jesus, teach me to love my enemies.How do I pray for those who mistreat me?Speak Your right thoughts into my heart.Put Your right words on my lips. Lord Jesus, help me to show kindness to the stranger.May I share the abundance.You have provided, and give generously to the underserved.Remove the superficial boundaries that separate […]

  • Helping the Friend we will Likely Never Meet

    The world is so big, but technology makes it small.  And accessible. And friendly, if we want, through Zoom and blogs. Friends of this blog, from more than 135 countries each day — tens of thousands each week – have spread love and friendship in this Lenten Season. Few know each other. We speak in […]

  • A Sunday for “Peace Train”

    Today, we pray for peace in Ukraine and all places around the world.

  • Treasured Recipes from Friends

    As I was packing up to move recently, I found room in the limited space of a suitcase for the entire recipe collection of my late grandmother, Marcella Gleyre. She was Nana to me. Friends would share recipes. Little handwritten cards, frequently stained from regular use, would have a friend’s name on the top of […]

  • Veering to the Side to Keep Walking Forward

    This Friday’s focused walk is to think of ways to move forward. For example, if you take a walk in your neighborhood at certain times of the year, the sidewalk can be an obstacle course preventing you from walking. Crowds of people standing around, a break in the concrete, a puddle, or maybe even an […]

  • You do not know the whole story…

    It had been a long week for me. So, I decided to reward myself with a relaxing manicure and pedicure, a mani-pedi as we call it. I leaned back in the recliner, placed my feet in the warm water, and began to feel the tension ease out of my body. Suddenly a group of three […]

  • Wrap them with Friendship

    “What do we do when our hearts hurt?” asked the boy.  “We wrap them with friendship, shared tears and time, till they wake up hopeful and happy again”.   From The Boy, The Mole, and The Fox by Charles Mackesy (2019) I have learned on this path called life that close friends are the ones […]

  • Walking with my Friend in the Courtyard 

    Dear Friend, I do not ask how you are for maybe you do not know. Myself? Not so well – my friends are slow-passing one way or another to somewhere far too far. This morning I go to church at eleven for eulogy and hymns – not many goodbyes are now held in a place […]

  • A Forgiving Friend

    When I was in my mid-thirties, I finally left a destructive business partnership, and was broke and depressed. I knew God didn’t blame me for putting up with an abusive person. My friends didn’t blame me either. I blamed me. I was angry for falling prey. But instead of forgiving myself, I began to dig […]