Posts made in February, 2015

E-Letter 187

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Devotions | 0 comments

Lenten reflection… I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels–a plentiful harvest of new lives. John 12:24, NLT For months I have inattentively tended a grocery-store orchid perched on the shelf of my bathroom window.  I do not pretend to know what will help this fragile flower bloom other than the basics:  light, water, soil.  Debby Kelly told me to place an ice cube near the flower’s tangled roots although for the life of me I cannot imagine why a tropical plant would enjoy a weekly ice...

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E-Letter 186

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Devotions | 0 comments

Ash Wednesday Reflection… I woke up this morning anticipating Today grinding to a halt, frozen, smothered in place by pillows of devilish Arctic air settling in the low places surrounding the lake.  Knowing that the morning temperatures would hover in the single digits, I filled my birdfeeders late last night after returning home from the evening’s Ash Wednesday service, my forehead smudged and my fingernails caked with coal-black flakes of ash, burned remnants of last year’s Palm Sunday celebration.  The cold is so much easier to endure when coupled with darkness, I thought, and besides,...

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