Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)

“Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:Continue reading “Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)”

Lent Reflection: My Confession (Philippians 2: 5-8)

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,  he humbled himselfContinue reading “Lent Reflection: My Confession (Philippians 2: 5-8)”

Joy for Rest: Day and Night (Psalm 16)

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I will keep the Lord always before me…Therefore, my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.” -Psalm 16:7-9 In the Jewish tradition, Sabbath begins at sundown, and I have been drawn to this idea ofContinue reading “Joy for Rest: Day and Night (Psalm 16)”

Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)

“Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:Continue reading “Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)”

Lent Reflection: My Confession (Philippians 2: 5-8)

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,  he humbled himselfContinue reading “Lent Reflection: My Confession (Philippians 2: 5-8)”

Lenten Practice of Joy: Meditation of the Heart (Psalm 19)

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you,  O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. -Psalm 19:14 The adage, “What you feed grows,” applies to our minds as much as to our gardens.  The psalmist offers with hope that the words spoken and thoughts carried in hisContinue reading “Lenten Practice of Joy: Meditation of the Heart (Psalm 19)”