Admittedly, I am a bit embarrassed. It came in the mail, I put in on the counter, and before I knew it, my six-year-old had not only gone through it and circled everything she wanted for Christmas, she had rolled it up and tucked the toy catalog under her pillow. I love this time of year. I … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Compassion
Lent is Not a Weight Loss Program
I grew up in the church. So, I have always practiced Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (the night before Easter Sunday) and is 40 weekdays long. It is symbolic of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, following his baptism. For me, I … Continue reading Lent is Not a Weight Loss Program
She woke up this morning to the sound of the women in the village, busy readying themselves for the day. She longed for just a few more minutes of sleep. Why does the night seem to pass so quickly? She slowly got up from her mat on the dirt floor, rolled it up, and placed … Continue reading It Matters.
Justice and Decay
I have been reading a book entitled, God For Us, for Lent. Today was especially beautiful. Lent has always been a bit befuddling. For those of us who practice it, it is something quite deep, quite personal. And yet, if you met someone for coffee who does not practice Lent, and proclaimed that you have … Continue reading Justice and Decay