Day 2: Cleansing “These men called together their fellow Levites, and they all purified themselves. Then they began to cleanse the temple of the Lord, just as the king had commanded. … The priests went into the sanctuary of the Temple of the Lord to cleanse it, and they took out to the Temple courtyard […]
12 Days of ThanksLiving
Introduction Thanksgiving: noun a public celebration in acknowledgement of divine favor or kindness. A day set apart for giving thanks to God Thanksgiving, the forgotten holiday, is sandwiched between two holidays which have become focused on receiving. Giving thanks seems to be a leftover attitude from a bygone era. Is thankfulness no longer an important […]
Holy Week Devotions-Saturday: Grumbling to Gratitude
“And do not grumble as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.” 1 Corinthians 10:10 We’ve almost made it to Easter! Today we are looking at the following stanza of the True Lenten Discipline poem. FAST from discontent; FEAST on gratitude. (Here is the full poem of True Lenten Discipline. Here are the […]
Prayer of Examen
Finish Your Pie!
“That I may proclaim with the voice of Thanksgiving, And tell of Your wondrous works. Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where your glory dwells.” Psalm 26:7-8 Finish Your Pie! by Jane VanOsdol When my daughter was little, she and I loved to turn on the Christian radio station […]