Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent are just around the corner. As this season of Lent approaches, many of us think about something to “give up.” Unfortunately, these things often have little impact upon our life and walk with Christ. With that said, I would like to offer up "40 things to give up for Lent." But this list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life. Get the 40-Day Lenten Devotion Book … [Read More...]
Daylight savings time has begun! Longer days! Warmer weather! Flowers are beginning to bloom! Spring is here! Today is the first official day of spring. At the same time, we are in the church year season of Lent. Lent is a strange word. You may wonder what it means. Surprisingly, there is little theological significance behind this word. It comes from the Old English Word “lencten” which refers to a lengthening of days and the season of spring. So Lent simply means Spring. One of the annual rights of Spring is cleaning. We clean up the yards from the winter. We sweep out the garage. We perform … [Read More...]
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” (Luke 16:10, ESV) Our internet service subscription recently increased by $8. The reason for the increase was because of a $10/month modem rental fee. Previously, we had been paying a $2/month rental fee. After we received the bill, I bought and installed a new modem. I then returned the internet service provider’s modem so we would not need to pay the rental fee anymore. When I returned the rented modem, the kind customer assistant asked if I would be … [Read More...]
“And rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” (Joel 2:13, ESV) There are disasters - tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fires. There is not a day that goes by where these things are not happening somewhere in the world. Right now the state of Nebraska is being hit with severe flooding. A cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe with 140 dead and more missing. There are probably more, but this was just a quick … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.