A flourishing tree

What do you do when things don’t go your way? What do you do when your circumstances scorch you? Do you know where to go? Do you know what to look for? Consider a tree, the main parts of the tree are its roots, leaves and bark/stem. These three parts function to find the basicContinue reading “A flourishing tree”

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Thank you Holy Spirit Scripture: Acts 2:2-4  When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each oneContinue reading

A Contemplative Experience: Come and have breakfast with me Scripture: John 21:1-14 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I amContinue reading

He is risen

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: He is risen!!! Scripture: Luke 24:13 -34 NLT 13That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. 16 ButContinue reading “He is risen”

For all

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: His Body and Blood for All Scripture: Luke 22:7-20 NLT 7Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed. 8Jesus sent Peter and John ahead and said, “Go and prepare the Passover meal, so we can eat it together.”9“Where do you want us to prepare it?” they asked him.10HeContinue reading “For all”

all for love

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: All for love Scripture: John 3:16 NLT16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. This doodle captures the very personal love God has for each of us. Each of the heartsContinue reading “all for love”

Who is Jesus

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Who is Jesus to you? Scripture: Mark 14:43 – 50 HCSB 43 While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 His betrayer had given them a signal. “The One I kiss,” he said, “He’s theContinue reading “Who is Jesus”

prayer

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: House of Prayer Scripture: Mark 11:12 -25 12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too earlyContinue reading “prayer”

abide

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Abide Scripture: John 15:5 – 14 NLT “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch andContinue reading “abide”

seed

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Death for Life Scripture: John 12:24 ESVTruly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Have you ever watched a seed grow into a sapling? Every year my children and I watchContinue reading “seed”