Lenten Devotion: March 18

Due Effort From Our Own Wisdom

— By Anonymous —

When I reflect on how I might remove my support from systems that perpetuate injustice, I feel the wall is insurmountable. The “butterfly effect”, or “globalization,” or the “reproduction of the means of production” all work to convince me that I cannot live outside of “the system,” that no one … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 16

Jesus’ Sleight of Hand

By Janet Frick

“But he got to pass the Bibles out, so someone else should get to put them back on the shelf!”
‘Are we going to do the attendance stickers today? Can I go first?”
“But she already had two turns. That’s not fair!” 

One thing I have discovered about teaching Sunday School … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 14

Somebody Prayed for Me

By Hattie Whitehead

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously

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Lenten Devotional: March 9

Death Does Not End Creation

— By Gabbi Pohlman —

In August of this year, my uncle lost his battle with addiction. While I had great grief over this loss, there was also some aspect of relief. For the past twelve years, I have watched him brutally suffer at the hands of addiction and the other illnesses that resulted as … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 7

Radical Transformation and Forgiveness Through Love and Truth

— By Steve Frick —

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

– Ephesians 1:7-8

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and

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Lenten Devotional: March 4

Giving Up Giving Up

— By Robin Whetstone —

Lent is my very favorite season of the Christian calendar. It could be because the focus on Christ’s impending crucifixion appeals to my goth sensibilities, or it could be because I know how necessary the darkness is in order to truly appreciate the light.

But I think the real reason I … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 2

Break Every Yoke

By Alys Willman

The great Saint Reverend Beth Long likes to say “Scripture is dangerous, if you read all of it.” These days, I am reading Isaiah 58.  All of it. I read those lines of what promises God has in store for me and my soul leaps:  your light shall rise in the darkness, and your Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: April 1, 2021

Aaron Farnham

The Desert Evil
by Aaron Farnham

It is August of 2004, I am just arriving at Asbury College after about 6 months with UMVIM in Honduras. As a transfer student from a public community college in Upstate New York being in Kentucky at a Wesleyan Holiness school is a shock, culturally and to my faith. 

I am on … Read the rest