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A Different Way Of Fasting For Lent

We are one week into Lent, the 40-day period of repentance and reflection that many Christians observe before Easter. I did not write about Ash Wednesday this year, but I did revisit my previous Ash Wednesday posts and re-watched the … Continue reading

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The Spirituality Of Running

I bristle when people refer to their gym as their “church”–what are they worshiping in the weight room? The Apostle Paul did tell the Corinthians that “the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,” so maybe they are heeding his … Continue reading

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Please Thank You Yay!

One of the daily readings for the global Advent calendar sponsored by The Society of Saint John the Evangelist introduced me to Anne Lamott’s book, Help Thanks Wow. It’s a powerful book based on the premise that “Help!”, “Thanks”, and “Wow!” are the three essential … Continue reading

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Observing Palm Sunday With Inspirational Words

Today we are observing Palm Sunday, the last Sunday in Lent. Many churches use the palm fronds from Palm Sunday to make ashes for the next year’s Ash Wednesday. I love that symbolism and reminder that the Lenten season of repentance is … Continue reading

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Ashes To Ashes, God To God

Today is the first Sunday in Lent, and I am still figuring out how I am going to observe a holy Lent this year. (source) The the Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Book Of Common Prayer highlights these options: I invite … Continue reading

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