Lent Reflection Thursday, March 12
There’s a Catholic church not far from my home. On Sunday mornings, familiar hymns chime from the bell tower above the church. Last Sunday morning, the bells began to play: “Amazing Grace.” As I walked to church, I began singing along with the bells:
Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home…
As the sun warmed my face, the lyrics brought comfort and peace.
Perhaps your Lenten journey has been filled with some unexpected challenges. If it’s hard to pray, try singing some of the great hymns you know by heart.
Let the music of heaven heal your soul.
© By Nancy Jo Sullivan
Photo by Deb Keller, CCW
Written by Nancy Jo Sullivan
Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.