April 11

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     Today’s scripture reading is a discussion by the Apostle Paul of the hypocrisy of judgement, apparently aimed at the Hebrew Christians who were in …

April 10

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

v      I read online Americans process 100,000 words a day. These are the voices we hear every day. That’s 34 gigabytes of information.    We …

April 9

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

 This passage reminded me of a cartoon drawing of a person with the devil perched on one shoulder and an angel on the other, both …

April 8

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     Long ago, when I was 20 years old, I was diagnosed with a virulent form of ovarian cancer.  This was 1965.  Radiation and chemotherapy …

April 7

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     How many times have I felt that someone has listened to me, but has not actually heard or understood what I was really trying …

April 6

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     First of all, I believe in the power of prayer.  Secondly, I pray all the time, that is to say at anytime and anywhere.  …

April 5

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

I have heard stories of people who have been diagnosed with diseases and who have believed they could be healed through the power of prayer.  …

April 4

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     As I read Mark 5:24-34, I was struck by the woman’s reaching out and risking another’s rejection of her.  Her risking, reaching out, trusting …

April 3

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

Prayer as a spiritual practice has been an interesting journey for me. I was raised Catholic and went to Parochial Schools.  Prayer by rote was …

April 2

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     When life does not seem to be going our way it is difficult to accept that prayer and believing in God’s message will help …