What are spiritual disciplines and why would I want to add discipline to my life? Similar to an athlete or a musician, we begin to develop spiritual “muscles” that help to put us in the presence of God. They can change our perspective, free up our minds, and help us to hunger for God. It’s not about tedium, but rather intentionality and focus.
Remember. This time of year is a time to remember the saints, known and unknown, who have passed. We also remember to honor all of the veterans who have kept us and to continue to keep us safe. We remember to give thanks to God for the bountiful blessings in our lives. Finally, we remember and acknowledge Christ is King, our shepherd is the king of the universe.
We begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday by receiving ashes on our foreheads with the encouragement to remember our humanity. "From dust you came and to dust you will return." The amazing thing is that we serve a God who loves us for our short time here on earth. Jesus came to show us the way and allow us to spend eternity with God. It is nothing short of beautiful.