February 14, 2018
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Blow the ram’s horn trumpet in Zion!
Trumpet the alarm on my holy mountain!
Shake the country up! Joel 2:1  from the Message

We are baptized Christians blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.  But sometimes we forget who we really are.  Lent is a time for purifying, for remembering and returning to who we are called to be, a time to be shaken up.

It’s easy to point the finger at the folks over there or the rest of the country and wish God would “shake” them up.  But as we are often reminded: when we point, we have three fingers pointing back at ourselves.  Perhaps this first day of Lent is the day to ask:  what in my life could use shaking up? Is it my words about others or to others?  Is it my attitude?  Is it my prayer practice or lack thereof? Is there someone I need to console or befriend?  Someone I need to forgive or encourage? Today let’s decide how we want God to shake up our life and ask God for that blessing this Lent.

(c) 2018 Eunice Cheshire
SMI Board of Directors
Core Faculty
HeartPaths DFW

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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