The Christian Calendar 101

Like me, you may have grown up outside of church, or at least outside a church tradition which utilizes the Christian Calendar or the Liturgical Year.  For example, it wasn’t until graduate school that I even learned what Lent was all about.  It wasn’t until my young married years that I learned about Advent. That’s […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-04

Great Easter service with Highland family. Now celebrating Easter with the animals in Memphis zoo. # Prayer for those preaching/teaching today: Through you may His Word bring new life and new beginnings. # Highland's Easter Egg Extravaganza this morning at 10:30 AM – can't wait to meet neighbors and guests at this great annual event. […]

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Day 40 of 40 Following the Prayer Steps of Jesus

This entry is part 7 of 40 in the series 40 Days Following The Prayer Steps of Jesus

Today is the 40th and final day in our prayer journey with Jesus. I Howard Marshall (“Jesus—Example and Teacher of Prayer in the Synoptic Gospels,” in Into God’s Presence: Prayer in the New Testament Edited by Richard N. Longenecker (Eerdmans, 2002)) writes that what made Jesus’ prayers distinctive was the way in which they focused […]

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Day 39 of 40 Following the Prayer Steps of Jesus

This entry is part 5 of 40 in the series 40 Days Following The Prayer Steps of Jesus

Today is the 39th day of our journey through Jesus’ prayer steps. In Luke 11 we find Jesus’ followers intrigued by Jesus’ prayer life: 1Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”(Lk. 11:1 ESV). […]

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