Lessons from the Mountainside

Like skiing, the practices of Lent humble me. They show me my limitations. They draw me back to my own brokenness and need for God.

Praying Scripture – 3/4/2020 – Lent

Then I acknowledged my sin to youand I did not cover up my iniquity.I said, "I will confessmy transgression to the LORD."And you forgavethe guilt of my sin.. . . Many are the woes of the wicked,but the LORD's unfailing lovesurrounds the one who trusts in him.Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;sing, … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/4/2020 – Lent

Holy, Chosen, and Dearly Loved

Confession isn't primarily about focusing on how awful I am or how badly I've blown it. It's about grace and forgiveness.

Praying Scripture – 2/26/2020 – Ash Wednesday

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.3 If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.5 I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 2/26/2020 – Ash Wednesday

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

I found that as I slowed down and focused on my relationship with God during Lent, He worked in my heart in some amazing ways. Out of this season of reflection and penitence came a deeper and more profound understanding of "the good times."

God Is . . .

The other day I was driving down the canyon to Salt Lake City, enjoying the view of the snow covered mountains and a few minutes to myself. As I drove, I was listening to an audio book and heard the narrator read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, … Continue reading God Is . . .