During Lent we spend a lot of time talking and thinking about the sacrifice we make for forty days. “What did you give up for Lent?” is probably the most common subject at cocktail parties during the Lenten season, even more so than one’s neighbor’s cosmetic surgery or new car. The funny part of this…

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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees,” William Blake. Who am I? It’s a question I ask often, and I expect is a question we all ask from time to time.…

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One thing our Lenten disciplines do is change our daily patterns. We may be used to a glass of wine on the porch before dinner, but if our sacrifice is to eliminate alcohol during Lent that pattern must change. If we go for a jog first thing in the morning listening to NPR, but we…

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“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower. How early do we begin to place blame for our own failings on someone else. Pretty durn early and I wonder how very small children learn this? Is it from school, from their parents, or from their siblings? Even…

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“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ― Lao Tzu Lent is a time for new beginnings. Our sacrifice may begin a new way of life that we continue past Easter. Our daily communication with God during Lent may become a lifetime practice. Our lenten service may be something we wish to do for…

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