Ash Jumping

Ash Jumping


Forgive me Lord,  I sinned against you, my neighbors and myself.  I have not loved my sisters or myself as you love me.  I’ve sinned.

I am ashamed, have shamed and been shamed.

I’ve been proud and boastful.

Thank you for pulling me out of the ashes.  You never hesitate or deny your love. Thank you for gently dusting me off. Thank you for kissing my ash-filled head and wiping my tears. Thank you for loving me despite my sins.screenshot_20170301-105529

We journey to your cross. Cast our burdens upon your alter. Our sins a pile of ashes.

Praying for a new day, weeping as you sacrifice yourself. We failed your commandments. We failed you. Looking forward to your empty tomb and the promise it holds for everyone you love.

I feel wrapped in your love and forgiveness. Thank you. Amen.

I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6

Kiss My Ash

Ash WednesdayFather, I am dirty.  I’ve fallen short.  I have not loved my sisters or myself as you love me.  I’ve fallen into filth. I am ashamed, have shamed and been shamed.  I’ve been proud and boastful.

Thank you Lord for pulling me out of the ashes.  Thank you for gently dusting me off. Thank you for gently kissing my ash-filled head and wiping my tears. Thank you for your sacrifice.

I journey with you to your cross. I cast my burdens upon you, praying for a new day, weeping as you sacrifice yourself for my transgressions – for failing your commandment to love – looking forward to your empty tomb. I feel wrapped in your love and forgiveness. Amen.

Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6

LENTEN PARADE OF VICTORY

Success ParadeThe time is upon us for the Lenten Parade of Victory. The parade will begin Ash Wednesday. As we turn towards Jerusalem, we will visit the train wrecks of our past, shedding enemies of the heart – gossip, shame, guilt, fear, bitterness, anger…doubt. We’ll continue through Holy Week to the cross where we will pick up hope, grace and love. Our journey will end at the Empty Tomb on Easter when the party begins.

This is the official kickoff of our Lenten parade. We have much to be thankful for with Jesus as the Master of Ceremonies. As usual the Holy Spirit offers a hope filled hike through our triumphs over sin.

Sisters of Christ will prepare daily devotionals again this year to keep our pace as we march forward. Don’t forget your party hat. Let’s prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration – AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

1 Corinthians 13:6-8 (NIV)

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Love never fails.