Growing up I heard of Lent and my mother always encouraged me to give up something for Lent, but everything changed when I got married and instantly became an Episcopalian. That first Shrove Tuesday we attended dinner at Trinity with music, dancing children, pancakes, and much more. Perhaps one of the greatest honors I ever…

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  But every true act, everything that is good and joyful and fruitful on earth, is lived destiny, destiny that has become self. — Hermann Hesse. In high school, I loved Hesse’s novels. Maybe it is time to reread them and come full cycle. As I prepare the Pew for the Lenten Season, I came…

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There used to be a commercial that said “Be All You Can Be.” It was recruiting slogan for the U.S. Army. I wouldn’t be surprised if your parents once said to you that you could be anything you wanted to be, even President or a fireman. Instead of thinking that way, consider approaching it with…

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From time to time I find myself trying to come up with a plan for the rest of my life. I bet you have done so throughout your life. It might happen right after you get your first real job, or you decide to get married, or you may face a financial or personal crisis.…

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