Category Archives: Lent

The plot to kill Jesus – such a sad day

“Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Jesus came to the temple in Jerusalem. The place, as a boy, he had called His Father’s House. In the temple he saw things that made him angry. He saw people buying and selling animals for sacrifices. The temple should … Continue reading

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Mothers & Tax Collectors

It wasn’t the happiest of realisations when I noticed the similarity this week between some of my mothering behaviours and those of the tax collectors in the Bible. On Sunday I was found, just like a tax collector, demanding my dues, looking to … Continue reading

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John’s disciples encounter Jesus

Today our Lent reading is taken only from the Bible. Read the passage out loud slowly two or three times and imagine the scene. Perhaps a particular word or phrase will stand out to you. Children often will notice a … Continue reading

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behold, angels came and were ministering to him

‘Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.’ (Matthew 4:22) After Jesus had resisted all of the devil’s temptations then the devil left him. The devil gave up! He would be back another day, … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Wilderness

Immediately after his baptism Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Some scenes in the Bible are almost impossible for us to imagine. We have no experience of such things. For many … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent: Audio

I finished! and am so happy to be starting this Lenten family read! Inspired by the advent wreaths we lit in December I have been thinking about a special candle for Lent. I’ve chosen simple floating candles, inspired by the baptism of Jesus which … Continue reading

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It’s oh so quiet…..

Just dropping in to say hello, and let you know where I’ve been, or rather what I’ve been doing! I’m writing some devotions for my family to use this Lent. Since reading 30 days with Mary and Joseph for the … Continue reading

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