Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Baptist Church

28
Mar
13

3.28.13 … walked together through the last hours of Christ’s life …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Lenten labyrinth walks, Sharon Baptist Church:  

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The church grounds are noisy with workers preparing for Easter services.

It’s Maundy Thursday, and I am just beginning at age  50-whatever to understand what Maundy Thursday means. It’s interesting that my childhood and early adult faith walk avoided any concept of this day. 
 
Although still  unseasonably cool, 50 degrees at 2 pm, I very much appreciated the time to walk and to have that closeness with God.   I also am very grateful for the sun!
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An aside … I attended my church’s Maundy Thursday and the Service of Tenebrae (we walked together through the last hours of Christ’s life.)  Beautiful music and service ending in darkness.  Very moving.  I will do it again next year.
 
Blessings!
23
Mar
13

3.23.13 … in like a lion, out like a lamb? …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Lenten labyrinth walks, Sharon Baptist Church:  

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What’s up?  I remember the saying, “March: in like a lion, out like a lamb?”  Well,  this one is definitely in reverse, and I’m not happy. Yuck.
As I’ve noted before about this labyrinth, when it is damp it is very difficult to distinguish between the path and the borders. The pavers become the same color when wet.
Lots of birds and they appear to be robins.  They must be eating the grass seed in the yard. They’re very busy and very noisy.
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Blessings and peace …
25
Feb
13

2.25.13 … I am in the midst of something …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Lenten labyrinth walks, Sharon Baptist Church, ChristCare:
Dagummit! We are back to that typical dreary cold Charlotte winter weather. It is 45° and heavily overcast.
As I drove up to Sardis Baptist’s labyrinth, I saw the daffodils in full bloom.  So,  if the sun will not shine for me, the flowers will.
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At ChristCare, we are studying Malcolm Muggeridge’s Jesus. We studied the first 16 pages today. And Muggeridge challenged each of us to think about how we define Jesus. So that is what I contemplated today as I walked.
As we were reading the Muggeridge’s text, I smiled when I came to this passage …
The story of Jesus as recounted in the Gospels is true to the degree that it can be, and is, believed;  it’s truth must be looked for in the hearts of believers rather than in history, or an archaeological dust  or anthropological bones.  Where two or three are gathered together in my name, Jesus promised, there I am in the midst of them. The promise has been kept, even  in the unlikeliest of places – his own ostensible birthplace in the crypt of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. (15)
Definitely see Him in my ChristCare group and in my walks …
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So what did I observe as I walked today … I saw the flowers; i saw the wind. I heard cars; I heard birds who today were not chirping, but cawing. Then  I heard some  chirping … I felt winter … My hands were cold; my feet were cold.
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But still it was a walk worth taking. I was in the midst of something …



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