Randy's Reflections
February 16, 2016, 11:36 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - February 16


This is not an unusual word to think about when we think about God. Yet for many of us much of the time when we think about God we think about a judge ticking off those things we do that are good and those things we do that are bad. But it was God who sent his son to save us. It was God who brings us wonder and joy. It is God who prepares a place for us. Love and God are one. How has God loved you today?

Prayer: O Lord, give us the eyes to see, the minds to know, and the hearts to perceive you want the best for us. Help us to receive your love in all its many manifestations today. Amen.

February 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - February 15


This is one of the hardest things for us to do, because it means we don’t do, we just sit or stand or lay quietly. Too often we don’t feel we are important if we are not doing something. How do we hear God if we are distracted by our business? We can hear, but it is difficult. Try this day to take five minutes and be still. Just sit and listen to the world around you. Then thank God for this moment of stillness. You may be surprised at what you hear.

Prayer: Lord, help us to savor silence. Help us to open our ears and hearts so we can hear your whispers of love through your creation, through our friends and even through the breath we take in and then out. Amen.

February 13, 2016, 3:15 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - February 13


This is an interesting word because so often when we see it we think it is about moving quickly. Yet in Biblical terms it usually refers to a time when we abstain from something, food, drink, meat, or something that we go without for a while. This is usually time when we slow down to contemplate our relationship with God. It is usually a time when we are more attentive to God than our own desires.

Prayer: Lord, help me today to not only be grateful for all that I have, but be thankful when I do take the time to slow down. Help me to be patient in this life so I can savor the blessings you have given me. Amen.