Lent, Day 37: Horror

Day 37: Horror

Imagine my horror when I saw my 3 year-old daughter with school scissors in her hand. She wanted to cut her hair and make it “pretty!” She had cut her bangs off! (Perhaps it is just as well I don’t have a photo.)

If you and I reflect further, God loves us anyway. Even when we do silly stuff.

Thank You, God!

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Lent, Day 35: Moment

Day 35: Moment

When I think about the word “moment,” the wonderful hymn “Moment by Moment” comes to mind. (especially the chorus!)

Truly, you and I are indeed kept in God’s love. Please, remember that when you are sad, lonely or depressed. God is with us.

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Lent, Day 32: Grace

Day 32: Grace

I thought of another hymn today!

This is a rollicking gospel song called “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” The chorus really rolls right along; I love singing it! (even though playing it in tempo is a challenge)

Dear God, Your grace is truly marvelous! Praise Your name! ❤

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Lent, Day 30: Worthy

Day 30: Worthy

“Worthy” reminds me so much of the final chorus from Handel’s Messiah: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.”

I loved singing the Messiah! This worshipful, dynamic chorus at the end of such musical beauty? And then, the Amen after that? Truly, a marvelous experience.

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Lent, Day 29: Failure

Day 29: Failure

I used to feel like a failure, often. My older brothers were really good at sports! Me? Not so much. (Not really at all.)

I got a new perspective when I found that a batter only needs to make a hit 1 time in 3 to be a great hitter! Imagine, a .333 batting average is great! This perspective helped me to creep out of the former way of self-doubt and second-guessing, into a way of positive self-care. Thank You, God!

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Lent, Day 28: Fear

Day 28: Fear

When I think of fear, I can’t help but think of our cat #MaryTheCat. She strikes fear into the heart of any moth, spider or other flying thing that comes into our apartment! She keeps us safe from all pests. 🙂🙂 Thank you, Mary! ❤

I know this day’s entry was rather humorous, but I am glad Jesus keeps me safe, too.

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Lent, Day 27: Shame

Day 27: Shame

I was a church music major in undergraduate school. I can remember lots of lyrics from classic hymns.

When I saw the word for today, I could not help but remember this hymn. Thank You, Jesus, for taking away guilt and shame. Thank You, Jesus, that I have been redeemed.

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