Lent Begins

Lenten Wreath
Wreath {Ann VosKamp}



“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:5


I came across Scotty Smith’s prayer for A Gentle Heart, Words and Ways the other day. Head-thumping really. I offer a nudge — read it, chew on it, swallow it in bits and pieces. It’s not long, but solid. Let me extend a morsel to you:

“Gentle me when friends [or family] keep making the same mistakes and foolish choices…Gentle me when I start debating theology rather than loving the people who see things differently. Gentle me when I cannot fix the very people you never gave me to fix.”

Yeah, that.

Cat and coffee

Oftentimes my words and behavior mimic the, “I haven’t had my first (second, third) cup of coffee yet,” morning self. The issue? It happens WAY past morning — sometimes at Noon, embarrassingly in the evenings.

Five days into Lent, I’ve already had incidents. They say that admitting the problem is a step towards the solution.

I hope that THEY are right.

Lenten Wreath

Humbly moving towards His Glory.

Blessing, dear readers


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