No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline will be to recognize my own humanity by giving thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. My 2013 40 Days of Lenten Thanks.

Friends - Cloverdale 2012

This first day I give thanks for my colleagues in my urban pastor’s group. What began as a project supported by the Urban Ministry Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for “young” pastors, this group has morphed into a group of folks who gather together each year to simple be. The participants have changed over the years, but the nature of the group has not. We eat, we laugh, we challenge, we cry . . . so not only is it better than Cats, but I have no doubt that I have been sustained and strengthened in ministry because of this group.

For those who have been, are now and will be part of this group, thank you.

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