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Lenten Devotions 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Psalm 131Psa. 131:0   A Song of Ascents. Of David.1 O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,my eyes are not raised too high;I do not occupy myself with thingstoo great and too marvelous for me.2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Psalm 133 In the late fall of 2017 and through the start of 2018 I wrote a series of blog-posts about the “Psalms of Ascent,”  a collection of Psalms which have traditionally been associated with pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  I will be recycling a few of those posts as devotions in…

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Visio Divina Ours is a wordy world. With text-messaging, phone calls, radio, TV, YouTube, Twitter, & Facebook — our lives are immersed in words written, received, spoken, & heard. During a recent day of air-travel I began to notice how I was surrounded by words. Monitors everywhere declaring arrivals & departures;…

Monday April 8, 2019

As we make our way ever-closer to the events of Holy Week I want to begin reflecting on our journey of faith more broadly using the metaphor of pilgrimage to explore discipleship.  Pilgrimage is characterized by tidal shifts between orientation, disorientation, and reorientation. These moments happen daily (sometimes hourly) as…

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Encountering God in our worship-spaces. As we make our way through the weeks of Lent, and practice the disciplines which help us to “keep a Holy Lent,” we keep alert to the possibility that we will encounter the God we follow in the course of our journey.  There are places…

Friday, April 5, 2019

(Lead me, Lord So that I remain) true. If you have been in the Pastor’s Class at First Presbyterian Church - Fargo, or actually in any lesson I have taught in recent years you will know that the question of what is “true” is one I have pondered at…

Thursday, April 4, 2019

(Lead me, Lord So that I remain) joyful. The mission statement for The Pilgrimage ministry is — “For Christians hearing the call to go deeper — The Pilgrimage creates a community and provides tools and experiences through which we learn to hear the call of God and respond in faith, journeying together…

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

(Lead me, Lord) So that I remain steadfast & Loyal. When I think about remaining steadfast and loyal, my thoughts turn to Jesus’ disciples.  In particular, I think of Peter who boasts confidently that we will never deny Christ, and then before the cock-crows he has denied knowing Jesus not…