…managing Lenten deserts…

Yesterday we tackled mud puddle management, so today we’re looking at what happens when we splash out of our mud puddles but end up in a desert.  It happens.  Sometimes we go through dry spells when all the usual spiritual streams seem dry… we become a bit brittle inside, and water seems far way.

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Sometimes we intentionally enter the desert. We started our Lenten journey with Fr. Herman Katongole challenging us that: “Lent is a time to be courageous to go into the desert, to let what’s hidden within ourselves be open to God… We must put all our trust in God, like Jesus in the desert.”

We might want to give up – it’s so #!@%! hot, but we’ve got to keep going.  Keep praying. Keep seeking.  Keep trying.  As we continue walking in this desert of Lent we need to keep opening our hearts wider to Jesus:  listening, learning, loving…

Maybe you’re not doing Lent, but you’re waiting on the Lord. Sometimes waiting can stretch out for a very long time …

“Waiting is a dry desert between where we are and where we want to be.”  Henri Nouwen

… but we need to keep putting our trust in God, like Jesus in the desert…


grace, peace & desert faith

Virginia : )

“Be strong & of good courage. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you, whithersoever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

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2 Responses to …managing Lenten deserts…

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    AMEN, GL! 🙂

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