Tag: Lent

Yearly devotions for the Lenten season

MENTORING MOMENTS – SOIL CONDITIONS

TUESDAY, MARCH 22NDA TIME FOR A STORY It is time for a story with our mentor, Jesus. As he begins, we may recall this parable, the story of the gardener who scatters the seed of God’s loving word. We get comfortable in our seats… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – SOIL CONDITIONS”

MENTORING MOMENTS – NEVER ALONE

MONDAY, MARCH 21STA TIME OF COMFORT As we sit with Jesus today, we envision that we are sitting with other disciples, all of us eager to hear his words of comfort. Jesus extends his hands as a gesture of blessing and says, I will… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – NEVER ALONE”

MENTORING MOMENTS – STRENGTH IN MEEKNESS

FRIDAY, MARCH 18THA TIME OF BLESSING Today is Friday, our time of blessing! We gather with Jesus to hear the third of his “Blessed are…” from what we know as the Beatitudes. Jesus says, Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – STRENGTH IN MEEKNESS”

MENTORING MOMENTS – MISSING THE POINT

THURSDAY, MARCH 17THA TIME OF SHARED STRUGGLE Today we will learn of another struggle Jesus had, a frustration that we often share and understand. Jesus sits quietly for a moment, smiling knowingly to himself, and then begins… While everyone was amazed at all that… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – MISSING THE POINT”

MENTORING MOMENTS – SHINING LIGHT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16THA TIME OF INSTRUCTION As we come for our time of instruction today, Jesus invites us to dim the room and light a candle, if we have one. He then shares these words of wisdom. You are the light of the world.… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – SHINING LIGHT”

MENTORING MOMENTS – FINDING THE LOST

TUESDAY, MARCH 15THA TIME FOR A STORY Today we come to Jesus for our Tuesday parable. Jesus rubs his chin, deep in thought, remembering a moment. He then begins to speak to us… Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – FINDING THE LOST”

MENTORING MOMENTS – REST FOR THE WEARY

MONDAY, MARCH 14THA TIME OF COMFORT As many of us begin a new work week we wonder what words of comfort Jesus will have for us today. We settle next to him, eagerly listening for his next insight. Jesus leans toward us, extends his… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – REST FOR THE WEARY”

MENTORING MOMENTS – COMFORT IN OUR GRIEF

FRIDAY, MARCH 11THA TIME OF BLESSING What Friday blessing will we receive from Jesus today? We envision ourselves gazing into his warm and compassionate eyes, waiting for a good word. Jesus pauses for a moment, then quietly says to us, Blessed are those who… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – COMFORT IN OUR GRIEF”

MENTORING MOMENTS – NOT YET MY TIME

THURSDAY, MARCH 10THA TIME OF SHARED STRUGGLES Today we come to hear another of Jesus’s struggles, and we may be surprised by this story – an exchange he has with his own mother… On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – NOT YET MY TIME”

MENTORING MOMENTS – ASK, SEARCH, KNOCK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9THA TIME OF INSTRUCTION As we come to Jesus for our time of Wednesday instruction, our mentor revisits a familiar teaching, but one we will never tire of hearing. We lean closer, hoping to hear it anew… Ask, and it will be… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – ASK, SEARCH, KNOCK”