Category Archives: Lent

Palm Sunday – Gratitude 4/9

Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. The day that we remember Jesus’ grand entry into Jerusalem. The entry is the fun and festive part of the day. It doesn’t stay that way for long. You see, then and now, things can change very quickly. So you are riding high one moment and […]
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March 21 – Thanks

What started as a sharing of a photo and thought each day of Lent has devolved into the occasional post. Today’s word is “Thanks”. This year I had the honor to participate in my third graveside service for a Veteran. This was for a long time and beloved member of our congregation. The ceremony in […]
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March 19 – Restore

Almost three years ago one of our favorite hiking spots was devastated by fire. Today we went on a hike there and, thanks to recent rains, were treated to some beautiful scenery. I didn’t take any photos of all the wild flowers in bloom. But I found a perfect illustration of the theme of “restore”. There are […]
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March 17 – Remembrance

As my word of the day for Lent has become a word every few days I have the ability to choose the words… Today’s word then is “remembrance”. In the church calendar, November 1st is All Saints Day. At Our Redeemer we observe this day on the first Sunday of November. I know that many congregations […]
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March 14 – Path

My son and I have decided that we will run/hike part of the Backbone Trail and La Jolla Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains this Saturday. The first time we did this hike was almost 5 years ago and we had just done the Backbone Trail portion (this is actually just the beginning portion of that […]
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March 9 – Faithful

When I think of the word, faithful, my first thought is influenced by the fact that I’m a pastor. For today though, I’m thinking of my pets. We were having a discussion at the church this morning about how our dogs (and cats and other animals) are part of our families. I then came home […]
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March 7 – Spirit

The thing about disciplines is that they require discipline! I am attempting a Lenten discipline of posting a photo to illustrate a word each day while also adding some thoughts. My last post was March 1, so I need to work on that discipline. Today’s word is Spirit. This morning I received a text message from a […]
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February 29 & March 1 – Thirst & Witness

I’m attempting to share a photo and some thoughts each day during Lent to illustrate an assigned word. It seems to be a bit more difficult as I find myself doubling up on days. The words for yesterday and today are “thirst” and “witness”. Thankfully they can be used together. On Valentine’s Day we had […]
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February 26 & 27 – See and Heal

This post is part of my finding a photo to illustrate a word each day during Lent. I find myself doubling up again. The words for yesterday and today are “see” and “heal”. The thing about injuries is that they are often not visible. My photo for today is of my left shin, which is […]
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February 25 – Joy

I’m sharing a photo and a thought to go with a word each day of Lent. Today’s word is “joy”. Scott and I are not exactly jumping with joy here… only because we were tired. He successfully completed his first half marathon and I was able to take 30 minutes off my marathon time. It was […]
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