Lent 2018 “Hope in Our Captivity”

What binds you and keeps you from your deepest self?  I can make a big list: Distractions, limited thinking about possibilities, self-deception about weaknesses, fear of failure, fear of success, despair, old failures, unresolved guilt, a sense of being powerless in a situation. It is a wonder a make any progress against these foes.  And … Continue reading Lent 2018 “Hope in Our Captivity”

If You Are the Son of God… Matthew 4:1-11

What are you giving up for Lent?  Typical answers include our treats – chocolate, donuts, chocolate donuts, or if you are truly daring, sugar.  Next come our habits – TV (sorry Stephen Colbert and Desperate Housewives), Ipad (no new apps for Lent), multi-tasking (hang on a second, I have a text) or swearing (O crap!).  … Continue reading If You Are the Son of God… Matthew 4:1-11