I’m Not Good Enough… But I’m Preapproved

I fell behind on my Bible-reading plan. Again. I’ve been trying to read the Bible in four months, and the pace has been overwhelming. What started as a genuine desire to get a birds’ eye-view of the Bible soon gave way to a begrudging attitude. It was yet another chore to check off. And then guilt piled high and weighed …

Self-denial means my life becomes all about Jesus, not about me. #lent challenge #asheritah

When God Asks You to Do the Unthinkable: A Lenten Lesson on Obedience

Tomorrow the universal church observes the Annunciation of Mary: the day Mary received the news that she would bear the Son of God. As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t grow up observing the church calendar, but I find it refreshing to remember biblical events on days that I wouldn’t otherwise think about them. Following a church calendar helps me remember …

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A Lenten Prayer: Pages From My Prayer Journal

I need to repent of my repentance; I need my tears to be washed; I have no robe to bring to cover my sins, no loom to weave my own righteousness; I am always standing clothed in filthy garments, and by grace am always receiving change of raiment, for thou dost always justify the ungodly. ~Valley of Vision: A Collection …