We are starting our second week into the Lenten season. Whether you have been vigilant in your regime or have had a difficult time holding to your sacrifice, service, and study it ┬áis time to “double down.” For you see God’s love is like I cold drink of lemonade on a hot summer’s day. You…

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I have written several times recently about the fragility of life. Perhaps that is because I am getting older and friends and I have old acquaintances who are leaving at a more rapid pace. Truth is that I don’t know how fragile life is. I can only speak to our time on earth, not to…

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When we consider our service obligation during Lent, perhaps we should step back a bit. Consider “baby steps.” Don’t get me wrong, if you want to end world hunger, stop war and bring world peace, or cure cancer please go ahead. But for the rest of us small acts of kindness and charity can have…

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I have read several beautiful poems that describe the process when human remains replenish our earth. However, I don’t think that our reciting the above on Ash Wednesday is meant to remind us of the cycle of nature. Instead we are reminded of our fragility and equality. Each of…

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Shrove Tuesday is my favorite day in the Lenten Season. First, I get pancakes. Then, my day is filled with plans and good intentions for Lent. The sad part is the next day reality sets in with ashes and reminders of our mortality. Ash Wednesday is perhaps my least favorite day during Lent. I read…

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