First, my invitation to view my “Reading Between the Lines” column at Wake Forest Today. Then a short reflection on this week’s Big Move with my parents. Finally a photo essay to go with the move.
MY COLUMN: We’re one week into Lent 2014. Few people – especially Protestants – pay much attention to the six weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter, and it’s my belief we’re missing a prime opportunity. This week’s Wake Forest Today column – It’s Lent: Live a New Kind of Story – throws down the challenge:
Here’s my invitation. Don’t take it as a hard sell for religion, but as a call for all of us to live into a new kind of story, a challenge to use these next few weeks to engage the quality of journey that leads beyond Easter, and on into the rest of our lives. (Read more….)
MOVING: I rolled in to Wake Forest Wednesday evening with Mum and Dad, just in time to drop them off at our house before zooming over to the church for supper and my men’s group. WFPC is such an awesome place!
I’ve got to tell you, I’m very impressed with how my parents are handling this so far. They worked extremely hard to get everything ready, said their goodbyes (after 33 years), and are committed to engage this new adventure with grace and with faith.
But isn’t that they way things are when we live as faithful followers of the Living Way? Each new stage of life holds the potential for blessings we could never have imagined. All we know for sure is that God’s promises are true, and that there is nothing in all of creation that has the power to separate us from the reach of God’s love.
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8)