March 5 is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. It is a forty day period prior to Easter (not counting Sundays) whereby Christians for centuries and from many theological traditions have focused on repentance and spiritual disciplines, such as fasting, as a way of focusing on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Over this season I will use my blog as a way of chronicling my spiritual journey to and from Calvary. I pray some of the observations will be used by the Holy Spirit to touch your life as well.
The IPHC focus this year is on the first of our core values: We Prayerfully Value Scripture. I've been giving this a lot of thought. You will be seeing numerous articles, short videos and the like at www.iphc.org through this year as we place focus on the Bible.
Many of you use yearly Bible reading guides. For years my wife Susan has read through the Bible using some of these guides. I'm grateful that our friends at YouVersion are working with IPHC in promotion of this extremely popular and readily available Bible app.