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Lent 2024: Move Beyond Your Mistakes by Trustee Marie Day


“Indeed, we all make many mistakes.  For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.”

James 3:2


March 6, 2024

Move Beyond Your Mistakes

Mistakes can motivate you to do something new, to grow and build the confidence and endurance to keep going.  When you embrace your failures and see them as stumbling blocks that you have overcome, you learn to make choices that boldly face the discomfort of growth. 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season.  It is a time for fasting, personal reflections, a time for meditation and perhaps a time to commit to daily journaling.  This provides you with the opportunity to understand and personally and privately acknowledge who you are, your beliefs and how they currently impact your response to others. This is a time to think about who you are, versus who you want to be, how to let go of negativity/guilt, and instead focus on, how to be more empathetic, more supportive, more giving and ways to become the person you strive to be.  

Trustee Marie Day

Church School

Kelly Lay Organization

Sarah Allen Missionary Society


Prayer:  Dear Lord, guide me with your strength and wisdom.  Help me see the grace and mercy that comes from moving beyond my missteps.  Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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