Lent: what you do for lent vs. what lent does for you

There are some things that I believe in, always have, always hope to:  I do believe in God. I believe that this God has many names, love being the main one. I believe that there is spiritual value in worshiping communities and rituals, but more so for the end result than the process.  I believeContinue reading “Lent: what you do for lent vs. what lent does for you”

Lenten Hope

  It’s just been a tough couple of weeks..certainly don’t want to compare myself to Job, but at my lowest moments, that’s where I’m going.  Why is it that at times the struggles seem to come from every direction?  No matter what I plan for my ‘lenten sacrifices/promises,’ God always has other plans.  And so,Continue reading “Lenten Hope”

Lent: action or attitude?

I’ve been thinking about lent this year… what shall I do, what shall I give up, what shall I take on? Should I try the ‘sweets thing’ again like my friend does?  Why bother, I can never make it all the way through, I start to rationalize…yogurt with chocolate bits, is that considered ‘sweets?’  AndContinue reading “Lent: action or attitude?”

Please don’t rush lent….

Oh please don’t rush lent this year, I’m just not ready!   Lent takes work, lent takes discipline, lent takes sacrifice, lent takes energy.   Everywhere I look I see lent – lenten flyers, lenten blogs, and lenten booklets. Not quite yet – please! I need a bit more time…. to think of only myselfContinue reading “Please don’t rush lent….”

What am I missing?

This is something that I don’t understand, never have, probably never will…… More guns, really?  Please tell me how putting more guns on the street, in homes, and in schools can possibly be a good thing?  I can see no good coming from this kind of mentality.  Arm principals, arm teachers, arm administrative staff?  WhatContinue reading “What am I missing?”

An Interesting Lent

What an interesting lent this is turning out to be.  To all those strong and disciplined people out there, I tell you this in the utmost humility:  This year the lenten promise that I made lasted a whole 6 days!  I think that this was the shortest thus far in my life! My lenten promise,Continue reading “An Interesting Lent”