Are We Out of the Woods?

Matthew 4:1-11 NRSV The 40 days of Lent, for Christians around the world, are an opportunity. Now I don’t know where you are in terms of Christian traditions or Lent. Maybe for you, Lent is a strange word that sounds like the small amount of fuzz in your pants pockets [i.e. lint] or the past […]

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Temptation to Imagination

Luke 4:1-13 What does it mean for you to be yourself? Think about that for a moment. What does it mean for you to be yourself? For Christians, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a period of 40 days [not counting Sundays]. The forty days of Lent is about one tenth […]

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A Trusting Identity: We Are a People of Continuing Testament

Luke 4:1-13      These 40 days of Lent is a time to reflect on identity. Who am I? Who is God? Who is my neighbor? Who are we? Whenever we look deeply at our own identity, if we are open, we can even surprise ourselves. We can find out something new that we didn’t recognize before. […]

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