CircuOsity Podcast
Paths - Ash Wednesday

Paths - Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

This morning's episode offers a reflection upon this scripture

I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.

I am the gate. (door) Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9)

Jim reflects that all transformational beginnings begin with endings. Lent begins as EPiphany ends. Jesus' life as a carpenter ends as he begins his journey as Emmanuel - God with Us (at the Jordan River.  Jim includes a couple of life experiences.

He then concludes by suggesting that this Ash Wednesday may be a transformational beginning for those who begin their Lent earnestly in prayer.

 

Howie writes. "Every Path has a beginning. Sometimes it is apparent, but often it passes unnoticed. To find oneself already on the road, the familiar receding and the next place of rest still over the horizon, is to be in the hands of God, the one who has no beginning or ending." (Sasser, Paths - 2019, p4).

 

Blessings along The Way, Jim and Howie

 

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Paths - A Lenten Daybook - Introduction

Paths - A Lenten Daybook - Introduction

March 5, 2019

Welcome to CircuOsity's Special Lenten Series.  Paths is a daily Lenten practice for studying God's word, offering prayer, and learning a little bit more about the Lenten calendar. This introduction includes a prayer from Boethius.  I also mention some info. about awesome Lenten programs on the Episcopal Church's 'Lenten Resource page. You can join in at Lent Madness too. Mostly though, I introduce what Howell Sasser (my spouse) and I are offering together this Lent.  His creative writing in "Paths" offers space and time for my reflections and our weekly conversations. We're building it as we go along. We invite you to share some of your time each day with us this Lent. Share the word. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a

season of penitence and fasting. ... Thereby, the whole congregation  
(and our listeners) was (were) put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set 
forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all  Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

We invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and
meditating on God's holy Word. (especially on this podcast) 

 

Blessings along The Way, Jim and Howie

 

Craft Your Circle

Craft Your Circle

March 1, 2019

Today's Episode invites listeners to craft their own circle.  You get to shape your circle by asking yourself a few questions about who you are, what and who you value, who you desire to become, and what's in your way.  I've included a prayer and a little info. about Brendan the Navigator. Enjoy and look for a new podcast Facebook page in the next couple of days. If you like what you hear, pls. share the podcast with your friends. Email me with your ideas, suggestions, questions. And check in if you'd like.

 

Blessings along The Way, Jim

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