Lent: an opportunity to linger…
I felt as though I was as prepared for my first Ash Wednesday at Gretna UMC as I could have been. Worship guide printed, handouts folded, ashes prepared, sanctuary lights on… 7AM-8AM is quite early for a service. Would anyone show up?
Two folks came - to make certain I wasn’t alone. They made coffee and were a great source of encouragement. As 7:00AM approached, another came, then another… then another… then another. Throughout the hour folks
Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive… There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful.” As we enter into the Lenten Season, I ask that you prayerfully consider how God might want to speak words of abundant LIFE and beauty into our hearts and minds as we