Elijah- Lent, Day 25 of 40

Through the 40 days of Lent we’ve been connecting to God’s story by looking at where 40 days shows up in Scripture. Forty days shows up in God’s story again just after God demonstrated his supremacy over Baal by sending fire from heaven to...

The Spies – Lent, Day 19 of 40

I forgot it was Lent! In the midst of all the news about COVID-19 and the meetings to plan how we’re going to respond, Lent got lost. I got distracted and overwhelmed.  So I can relate to the children of Israel in Numbers 13-14. They’re...

Mt. Sinai – Lent, Day 14 of 40

I’m an impatient fixer. When I see a problem, I want to fix it – right away. This shows up in my relationship with God: I know he can fix anything and he could fix it right away so I grow impatient with him: why won’t he do something? Why...

Noah – Lent, Day 7 of 40

One of the purposes of Lent is to connect ourselves with God’s people and their (our) story. The first time 40 days is mentioned in God’s story is in the Noah story. Remember, the human race had become so wicked that ‘the Lord regretted that he had made...

Ash Wednesday-Lent, Day 1 of 40

Today is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. Today many Christians all around the world will kneel in churches and be marked with an ashy cross on their foreheads. Depending on their tradition, they will either hear the words: ‘Repent and believe the...