Thirst

Darkness drags back painfully. Hard, crackled earth peeks into blurry vision. Clarity inches in and soon all that can be seen is pained land that goes on and on and on. Wilted flowers, that should be full of color, slump against the dirt that had sustained them. With the last of their energy, they cling…

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Lenten Thoughts – Mother

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.” (Exodus 20:12) I’ve often thought that this verse meant so much more than just respecting your parents. To me, respecting your parents entails obeying them, listening to their advice, caring for them as…

Lenten Thoughts – Paradise

Paradise...I don’t often think on this concept. I’ve heard some people say that paradise is another word for heaven or is the ultimate place to live. That all things will be good there. That maybe it was like the Garden of Eden before sin entered. Can you imagine Paradise? Is it something that we’ll be…

Lenten Thoughts – Forgiven

“Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48) Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be face-to-face with Jesus when He said those words? Your sins are forgiven. These words provide freedom from the chains that bind us. Jesus said them to the woman who anointed Him with oil (Luke 7). He said…