Between Sundays

Day 29: True Healing

Illustration: Juliana Crownover There is nothing like the Name of Jesus for restraining anger, assuaging the swellings of pride, healing the wound of envy, restraining the course of wantonness, quenching the flame of lust, moderating the thirst of covetousness and putting to flight all lasciviousness. For when I name Jesus, I set before myself the […]

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Day 28: The Problem of Idolatry

Illustration: Juliana Crownover We are not tempted to confess a belief in other gods under that name…We do in practice tend to put pleasure, or comfort, or wealth, or power, in a position which gives it sovereignty over some of our time and some of our energy…If we believe in God at all, what we […]

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Day 27: True Wisdom

Illustration: Juliana Crownover He is truly wise who hates iniquity, who speaks the truth and works the works of justice; and he that leads a sober and chaste life, who is pious, humble and devout, and who shuns the perilous rocks of temptation possesses true wisdom and the favor of God and of men. His […]

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Day 26: Reconciliation and Resurrection

Illustration: Juliana Crownover By Kevin Dodge (email) This week, we begin the last third of our Lenten journey. We have already traveled a long way. We began with the need for repentance and moved on to our very real need for a deeper relationship with God. In the second week, we explored the mystery of […]

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Day 25: Salvation and Mercy

Illustration: Juliana Crownover But the truth of the matter is this; Christian redemption is God’s mercy to all mankind; but it could not be so, if every fallen man, as such, had not some fitness and capacity to lay hold of it. It must have no dependence upon times and places or the ages and […]

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Day 24: Salvation and Baptism

Illustration: Juliana Crownover What is it that obscures the light in me? My failures. Knowing what I should do, the love I should have for people, I just can’t rise to it…But I hate evil. I am against repression, the restrictions that destroy people’s lives. I renounce the powers of darkness. I stand looking at […]

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