Ash Wednesday

Lord our God,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Common Prayer

This is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. A time for reflection and renewing our devotion to God. A time to stop and take stock, and to listen a little more carefully to His voice. I was not brought up to observe Lent but since joining the Anglican church in 1996 it has become a treasured time for me, building up to the wonderful joy of Easter Sunday! This year I especially feel the need to think carefully and consider any changes that the Lord may be asking of me. After some thought I have decided to spend some more time reading. The book above by Joyce Hugget is one of the books I have chosen. The others are:

I'm not sure whether I will actually get through all these in 6 weeks but I'm going to try, and I hope to share a few nuggets with you along the way.

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Hey, you should order my book, too! :)
Sidharth said…
And mine too ;)
Amrita said…
Good line up of books mike.They will enrich the lent period for sure.
Gudl said…
You go, Man!
I read a couple of books from Phillip Yancey. "What's so amazing about grace" made a lasting impression on me.
Maybe one day I will read this one.
I do a lot of reading, too.
Yes, let's fix our eyes on Jesus.
Britt-Arnhild said…
Leaning towards Easter sound very interesting. I might look it up on amazon.

I read A Thousand Splendid Sun last year. I bought it for my 18 year old daughter for Christmas telling her that this is a book every Western girl MUST read. She doesn't read very mush, but have read this one and right away asked for the Kite Runner.
Andrea said…
I don't have a book for you to order LOL but these look very interesting.
zakscloset said…
you have a bigger reading list than i do! :^)
Wanda said…
Yes, Mike you should order j.andrew's book...I'm reading it through for the second time.

These books look great...I will check them out.

I love the Lent season. It really is a time of focus and meditation. Thanks for the reminder and the books.

Look forward to those "nuggets"
Suz said…
Hope the reading is going well! And I look forward to hearing what you glean. :)
Suz said…
How goes the reading, Mike? Any nuggets to share?