Tag Archives: Lent

Your Lenten Soul (A Mustard Seed Musing)

What is Lent? What does it mean for my soul?  Those are the questions I’ve been assigned to answer as part of another church’s Lenten series, and the ones I’ve been pulling apart, string by string, for the last few … Continue reading

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On Mercy (Mustard Seed Musing – Lent)

I’ve guest-written this for Jason Stanley’s blog as he covers Lent daily on his blog. I highly recommend Jason’s writing – and the diversity of writers he’s recruited for this Lent. Go check it out! Mercy. It’s not a word … Continue reading

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Livin’ On A Prayer (Ash Wednesday Sermon)

Livin’ on a prayer. Bon Jovi, circa 1986, nailed it in the musically excellent department, chronicling an economically-challenged couple who work hard, stick with each other, and hold onto hope livin’ on a prayer. The album Slippery When Wet was one of my … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: What Do You Pray For? (John 17:1-26)

Think of a relationship that matters to you. A spouse, a child, a parent, a friend. How do you show that person that they matter to you? Is it by giving gifts? Spending quality time? Physical touch? (Those are just … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Wrestling With Temptation (Mt. 3:13-17, 4:1-11)

This is my message for tonight at our Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m. at Blandford UMC in Prince George, Va. If you’re looking for a place to worship, to begin your Lenten journey, I hope you’ll join us. Think about … Continue reading

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Get Church Right: Is Church Irrelevant? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

I’ve had one of those conversations, the kind that makes you stop and think. A young adult (seriously, is that twenties? thirties?) asked me some questions that you wish everyone would be willing to wrestle with. He obviously thinks God … Continue reading

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