Archive for February 2023

If You Can Only Do Two Things at Lent

Dear YOU, Sometime today, you might find yourself hearing these words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3.19) as an officiant traces ashes on your brow, made from burning last year’s palm branches. On Ash Wednesday, the church begins the 40-day season of Lent by reminding us of our…

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When You Need the Great Physician

Dear YOU, Is it just me, or are there way too many friends and loved ones currently struggling with medical challenges? I so often feel helpless to make their situation better, to offer hope, to find provision for their needs, even though I would do anything to heal them if I could. One day some…

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My Word for the Year is in Hebrew

Dear YOU, Hope you have unthawed after the low temperatures and are now warm and cozy reading this letter by the fireplace with a mug of hot tea or strong coffee. Yes, I know I’m late to the party… It’s already mid-February and I’ve only just now chosen my “word for the year.” This year…

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