Confession

Confession

Each Sunday morning our church walks through a time of confession. Before we spend a few moments silently confessing (and wow, isn't that needed) we pray, aloud, a prayer of confession. This week I found this prayer especially compelling I had to share it. I hope we'll let this sink deep and shine light into the corners of our hearts this week. 

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Absence and Presence

Absence and Presence

The practice of fasting from meat, Facebook, or fine bourbon is pointless if that practice of absence does not fix our attention on the presence of our loving, long-expected Jesus. During this Lent, let our fasting from screens or coffee with cream serve as a way of weaving a new garment onto which the healing patch of salvation will one day be stitched. As we say ‘no’ for the first time on Ash Wednesday, we are unstopping the bottle that eagerly awaits the new wine of God’s indescribably effervescent presence.

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Winter on the Maryland Farm

Winter on the Maryland Farm

Hello from the farm on the Easter Shore of Maryland.

Now a city girl my roots are deep and strong in the soft earth of the farm.  When our family escapes to the farm I find myself holding my breath to savor the smell of fresh, exposed earth in my lungs.  As the calendar rolls from Advent, to Christmas and then into Epiphany the farm and farmer rest. 

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