How much our mental life is knit up with our corporeal frame?  — William James. The above is a great question for your Lenten studies and meditation. Who among us doesn’t have our mental emotions affect our physical body? Yesterday I mentioned the phrase “Tug at our heartstrings.” Is that a real physical response? Which…

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Probably my children and and certainly my grandchildren don’t remember the time when it cost extra to call someone long distance. (And long distance meant in most cases as short a distance as the next county). I remember my grandmother admonishing me not to talk too long on the phone when we made an annual…

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Make me know your ways, O Lord: Teach me your paths, lead me in your truth and teach me… Psalm 25:4-5. As adults, we sometime believe we are beyond needing a teacher, but here is David asking God to teach him not once, but twice. The above verses are a good introduction to Lent. Instead of…

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I bet you’ve been asked over the years, “What is the purpose of Lent?” While I was preparing for my Lenten plan, I read the following: “The purpose of Lent isn’t to “better” your life, but to recenter your life on what matters most.” The answer gave me pause to think. Is my Lenten discipline…

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Until I married Suzy and became an Episcopalian ( A good story by itself) , I didn’t know there was a religious holiday dedicated to pancakes. Not really, but if you love pancakes as much as I do, Shrove Tuesday offers a great excuse to eat. Perhaps, that’s why another name for today is Fat…

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