Wednesday, October 21

Tag: 40days

Lent Begins: Now What?

Lent Begins: Now What?

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Today is the beginning of Lent. Lent is that time in the Christian calendar that reminds it's adherents of the last 40 days of the life of Jesus. It is often observed by activities that represent sacrifice - giving up coffee, or sugar, or even meat. There are many ways we can give up! The flip side is that it is also observed by a "taking on" - a new prayer practice, art, walking, etc. Sacrifice & taking on. Or ... sacrifice & willingness. And don't sacrifice & willingness go hand-in-hand? You must be willing in order to sacrifice. And often, you must sacrifice to create willingness. But through it all, we can become task oriented. Yes? Isn't this what we do? The season is to create an expansive heart and we fill it with rules and tasks. Task: Become more willing Rules: Prayer...


spiritual practice, spiritual practices
For the Lenten Photo Invitation If you look closely, there are three whales in this picture-a mama whale, a baby whale, and in the background, their escort. An escort whale is an example of faithfulness. The male escort is not the daddy, but he escorts the mama and baby from here (Maui) to the Gulf of Alaska.  He is truly faithful. While we were there, the mama and baby frolicked away while the escort stood guard for well over an hour. At one point, while mama and baby were playing, the escort dove underneath the pontoon boat and sang. The water and the canvas of the boat combined to communicate the song to our ears beautifully.  At the end, all three came together, headed towards our pontoon boat, and bid us adieu. It was truly a miraculous moment. Thoughts to ponder - What is worthy of ...


For the Lenten Photo Invitation come to the table prepared for you take, eat, partake of heaven #40days #lent #rethinkchurch  #eat #photo #haiku