Deny, Take Up, Follow

Deny, Take Up, Follow

DENY, TAKE UP, FOLLOW by Hugh Farquhar  The Lectionary Gospel Reading for next Sunday is Mark 8:31-38. At some point in time, I jotted down in my notebook these words of sarcasm by the essayist, Wilbur Rees, “I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please, not enough to...
Deny, Take Up, Follow

I Choose Joy

I CHOOSE JOY FOR LENT by Hugh Farquhar The Lectionary Gospel Reading (Revised Common Lectionary) for next Sunday, the first in Lent, is Mark 1:9-15 which includes the baptism, temptation, and mission of Jesus. My eyes fixed on verse 15: “Now after John was arrested,...
The Vision and the Valley

Walk, Run, Soar

WALK, RUN, SOAR By Hugh Farquhar  The Old Testament Reading from the Revised Common Lectionary next Sunday is Isaiah 40:21-31. When my wife Dorothy died in 1994, I needed to choose the Scriptures I wanted to have read at her funeral. As a student of the Scriptures...