Friday, February 27, 2009

giving up / taking on

What are you giving up for Lent? Chocolate, coffee, cigarettes, or alchohol?
How about giving up pride, selfishness, bitterness, or anger instead?
What are you taking on this season? Diet, exercise, work, projects?
How about taking on forgiveness, encouragement, worship, prayer, and service as well?
Blessings on your giving up and your taking on throughout this Lenten Season.

Monday, February 23, 2009

ash wednesday

Remember you are dust ... Repent and believe the Gospel!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Transfiguration - Raphael

"And He was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white. And there appeared Elijah and Moses, and they were talking to Jesus ... And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, 'This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

gallup map

A recent Gallup poll of more than 350,000 Americans on the importance of religion revealed that the nation is separated by widely divergent viewpoints on faith, with some states and regions clearly religious and others significantly secular.

Gallup conducted the poll by asking the question, "Is religion an important part of your daily life?" States from the Bible Belt scored the highest, while states from the east and west coast scored lowest. (What a surprise!)

Friday, February 13, 2009