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2018 Lenten Devotional

40 Days in the Wilderness is our theme for Lent 2018. In the wilderness of our lives and world we are invited to join our Lord in his fasting. During this season we will be reflecting on the hungers in our lives. We have produced a devotional series of short videos to help you encounter a holy Lent. Rather than a host of special
Lenten activities, this year you are invited to slow down, reflect and pray, the true spirit of the season. The more seriously we take this holy season of introspection, the more ready we will be for the glorious Celebration of Resurrection.

This Lenten devotional series was birthed out of a staff calendaring and planning meeting. Ideas pinged out of our brains with cautious energy and enthusiasm. In this excitement, we gave no thought to the practical pieces of making a project like this actually work. The rapid arrival of Lent was relentless. The weekly theme and singular word of focus for each day quickly pushed us to write the hard copy and prep for the videotaping. Hopefully, these imperfect Lenten devotionals will help you to reflect and think about your own trek through the wilderness.

Come, let us journey together!

Lenten Devotional Posts

March 24: Fruit

Fruit.  Now that’s a Biblical word if there ever was one.  It represents the first…
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March 23: Impact

What have you done for this world? Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Isaiah, Esther, Peter, Mary Magdalene,…
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March 22: Meaning

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people…
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March 21: Passion*

“4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of…
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March 20: Mission

I am sure you have heard talk about mission statements of companies, organization and churches.…
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March 19: Vocation

Musician Elvis Costello once stated: “My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.”…
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March 18: Calling

Day 29: Sabbath- Calling I’ll never forget the first sermon I preached in seminary—strangely enough,…
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March 17: Future

I remember once attending a gathering on the subject of dealing with those suffering from…
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March 15: Welcome

There is nothing better than feeling welcome. A warm and friendly welcome can help us…
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March 12: Security

Proverbs 12:3: “No one finds security by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will…
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March 11: Home

Sabbath: March 11, 2018 What feels like home to you? For some of us, home…
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March 8: Joy

11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you,…
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March 5: Calm

Where do you experience calm in your life?   I was diagnosed with ADHD in…
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March 4: Rest

Sabbath: March 4, 2018 A lot of us talk about rest and recreation like we…
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March 3: Belonging

Ephesians 2:19-22 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens…
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Feb. 28: Family

There is no substitute for family. First there is our family of origin, the family…
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Feb. 27: Marriage

“And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold chord is…
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Feb. 25: Community

Sabbath: February 25, 2018 In 2004, I filled a backpack with clothes, grabbed my guitar,…
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Feb. 23: Prestige

Webster defines prestige as “a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.”…
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Feb. 22: Beauty

Our society is consumed with the pursuit of physical beauty. Award shows now spend at…
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Feb. 21: Money

What if money ruled over your life? Money is a big talking point in our…
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Feb. 20: Power

Ephesians 6:10: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.”…
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Feb. 19: Sex

The plain truth is that we human beings have appetites and urges. We hunger for…
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Feb. 18: Food

Sabbath: February 18, 2018 When you’re hungry, how does it feel? In this country, a…
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Feb. 17: Hunger

Throughout Lent, we will be reflecting on different meanings of “hunger”. Recently I have committed to…
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Feb. 16: Wilderness

What wilderness has your journey brought you through? Hey y’all, my name is Bryce Miller…
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Feb. 15: Journey

“Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, even though they are strangers…
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