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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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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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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It has been a week since Lent has begun. I hope you all have been faithful to your Lenten program, but for those who might have slipped or not shifted into high gear yet, have hope. Maybe that cookie was too tempting, that glass of wine went perfect with a special meal, or demands at…

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For he himself is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall. — Ephesians 2:14 I learned that one refers to the audience in a stage play or musical as the “fourth wall,” and when a performer addresses the audience directly its called breaking…

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