CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 24, 2010

A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 32

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DAILY ONLINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: DAY 32

Monte Holland

This is the thirty-second in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/a-daily-online-lenten-study-guide-introduction/

To view yesterday’s A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 31

Today’s photograph features Lamoine Baptist Church, East Lamoine, Maine. This photograph was taken in 1940. The structure now houses the Lamoine Historical Society. The current Lamoine Baptist Church is a short ways down Lamoine Beach Road, towards Ellsworth, Maine.  To view click on: http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/2010/03/daily-online-lenten-study-guide-day-32.html

Beatitudes – Ninth (or is it an extension of the eighth?)

Matthew 5:11-12

11 Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

     In some ways this ninth beatitude is an extension of the eighth beatitude, the difference being that the blessing is a little different or an extension of the previous blessing. The blessing is (more…)

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A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 31

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DAILY ONLINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: DAY 31

Monte Holland

This is the thirty-first in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/a-daily-online-lenten-study-guide-introduction/ 

To view yesterday’s A DAILY ON-LINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE click on: Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 30

Today’s photographs feature St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ligonier, PA. To view click on: http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/2010/03/daily-online-lenten-study-guide-day-31.html

Beatitudes – Seventh and Eighth

Matthew 5:9-10

 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

 10 Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

     I have a real desire for peacemaking, perhaps because I have a violent side that gets easily angered by injustice. I have already mentioned my tendency to “road rage.” Persons who behave badly toward others, when they know better, really annoy me.

     Peace is hard to come by in our troubled world. Our country is involved in two active war zones. Wars are going on in other places. Belligerent activity dots the globe in numerous places. Beyond that there is violence in our streets every day. We do not have peace in any sense of the word.

     George Mitchell was appointed to be a U.S. peace envoy to the Middle East, a peacemaker.  That was an exciting development. And yet much time has elapsed and peace remains elusive there.

     In school there are bullies. They have no respect for peace or the well-being of others.

     Can you be a peacemaker in the midst of bullies? It isn’t easy. Maybe it takes (more…)

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