Michael A. Macdonald (North Carolina)
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Job answered the Lord, “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes." - Job 42:5-6 (NRSV)
During an Ash Wednesday service in my church, the pastor alternates between two different statements when imposing the cross of ashes on the forehead of worshipers. The first is, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The second is, “Repent, and believe the gospel.” In my...
"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).