…from last year…
I am always rushing. Always running just a bit behind because I’d rather lean my hip against the counter and watch the coffee brew. I’d rather gaze out through the kitchen window and watch the way the light slants in wide patches across the snow. I’d rather take my time. I’d rather sleep until I wake up on my own. And I’d prefer a shower that lasts until the very last drop of hot water has been spent.
I miss the mark and make it so very clear to all the world that all I am is dust.
“…for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19
I’m going to Ash Wednesday services again with Michelle. If you’ve been following along, you know I haven’t been making much of an effort to get to church these days. I wonder if that will make a difference.
Right after Christmas, I began work as the editor of a Lenten Devotional, published by the Foundations for Laity Renewal. I read through more than forty submissions and reflections on the season of Lent. These are good essays. Rich stories. Deep truths. You can download a free copy of this Lenten Devotional by clicking here. Fill in your name and then click submit, then click the link beneath the image to download the PDF. Scroll through the pages of the devotional, and surely you’ll see some familiar names.
Blessings to you today. May you find peace among the ashes and hope beneath the dust.