Thoughts for the Journey

Thoughts for the Journey

Sometimes, we like to make deals in our Christian faith. I call it Just and Will. God if you

just…then I will. What does a deal look like in our Christian faith? Do we make deals as we

journey along? Christ shepherds us through the many hills and valleys of life as protector and

guide. Christ’s voice is the one that calls us to love and serve in the many ways that co-create

God’s reign. Will you know his voice? Will you say yes when God calls? Will it be Deal or No Deal?

Blessings of Eastertide,   Pastor Lenore


Thoughts for the Journey

Which side of the boat have you been fishing on? When we allow Jesus to direct our casting, we

catch the spirit to spread the love of Christ. Each day has the potential for a fresh catch. As we

recieve new life in the name of the Risen Christ, we become witnesses and bold proclaimers  of

Christ’s resurrection power. Life is never the same again. Alleluia! Christ is alive and loose in the

world! Let;s go fishing and cast our nets for the Lord! Then, invite someone for breakfast on the 

beach and tell them your story.

In the Boundless Love of Christ,    Pastor Lenore

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Thoughts for the Journey

Today we begin the final journey to the cross. On Palm Sunday, Jesus inters Jerusalem with people

shouting “Hosanna! ” (which means “Save us!”). Palm branches, like banners were wave in

celebration of the hoped for freedom and restoration od Israel. On Maundy Thursday

(mandatum novum – new commandment in John 13.34 to love one another). we commemorate

the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. We move with deep sadness to the betrayal, arrest, trial,

beating, and crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday. Isaiah 50 tells of words that Christ himself might

have uttered as he suffered; and our reading from Philippians is an ancient hymn proclaiming the

Lordship of Christ. My prayer is that you experience this holiest of weeks with a great depth of

emotion and intention to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as his disciples.

Blessing of the Lenten Journey,   Pastor Lenore

 


Thoughts for the Journey

A crucial of the Lenten journey is the invitation to make a choice. First, we must choose whether

or not to even participate in this journey. Ash Wednesday gives us the opportunity to say yes to

that choice. But the decisions don’t end there! Every day we can choose Jesus or not. We can

be life giving or death dealing. What temps you to participate in ways that do not honor the LORD?

What tempts our community of faith to veer from God’s path and yearning for us, and going our

own way? What choices will we make today to keep us on track?

Blessing of the Lenten Journey,  Pastor Lenore