The Single Mom & Not Throwing a Pity Party

The Single Mom & Not Throwing a Pity Party

Hate that.  We’ve all been there.  Walking around not realizing you’ve got something gross on our face, until someone finally points it out. As soon as you discover it, you wipe off the offensive item (sometimes you need a mirror to get it right) and try to walk through your last hour wondering who else saw you while you had that thing on your face.

It’s embarrassing.  Makes others think that we don’t have our act together.

There are a lot of people walking around today with something on their face, but it’s on purpose.  It’s Ash Wednesday. What in the world does that mean for you?

You’re forgiven.

When the ash mark sits on your forehead we feel marked because, well, we are marked. The ashes designate that we are real sinners and this is something the world refuses to hear. It’s embarrassing to go around town that way on Ash Wednesday, but that’s the point, isn’t it. And then, at the end of the day, do exactly what Jesus says: wash your face.”  ~Rev. Karl Weber

“What does God do with dust and ash? He grows things out of them. He lifts people out of them. He unfairly accepts them in exchange for beauty. He spits in them and uses the mud to give sight. He washes them off your feet. He breathes into them and creates new life.” ~Trevin Waxr

Father, thank you for washing me clean.  For you say, “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”  (Psalm 103:12). Father, today I ask those sins that have marked me for eternity, for you to wash them away.  I believe  you are using the ashes of my life to bring beauty, healing, and a fresh new start.” -In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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    Yvonne
    March 29th, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t understand why people get ashes on their forehead I remember when my mom would take me to get that on my forehead? ??that’s catholic stuff I think

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