Making Sacrifices Real

Growing up we gave up something each year for Lent – cookies, junk food, sweets, a particular candy.  As soon as our children were old enough, we started each Lent discussing what each person would be giving up during Lent.  We write them all down … Continue readingMaking Sacrifices Real

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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

In scripture, the theme of God’s mercy is strong.  In fact, Psalm 136 tells us that “God’s mercy endures forever” no less than 26 times.  His mercy is mentioned in at least 16 other Psalms and numerous times throughout the bible, in Lamentations, Hosea and … Continue readingMercy, Mercy, Mercy!