The Lenten Season begins today, and whether you begin with ashes or giving up your morning oatmeal raisin cookie it is time to focus on the next six weeks. When we follow the disciplines of Lent — Service, Worship, Sacrifice, and Prayer/Meditation we try to become the best person we can be. So I begin…

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Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love. — “A General Theory of Love.” Although technically Lent is a couple of days away, I thought the above quote is a fitting beginning to the Lenten Season, and a wonderful morning meditation — Whom do you love? This morning I thought…

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Lent almost snuck up on me. Besides writing a meditation for forty days during Lent, I want to really celebrate Lent this year. So a little thought and preparation is necessary. I have to think about the four tenants of Lent — sacrifice, worship, silence/meditation, and service. I remember the year I was on sabbatical…

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In politics, it certainly seems as if the past is more important than the future or the present. A candidate announces for an office, and immediately he or she is attacked by their opponent for something in his or her past. The concepts of forgiveness, learn from mistakes, or occasional “saying something stupid” are non-existent…

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A friend wrote recently about the use of the cross by the Romans. Not only is it torture and it instills fear in the hearts of witnesses, but even worse it is “the terrifying reality of complete abandonment.” I think the same can be said of a more modern form of torture — lynching. We…

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