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Accidental Lent

So, it’s Friday and this morning I went to the health club and worked up a tremendous appetite.  I came home and made myself a nice omelet and only after I plated it and sat poised with my fork above … Continue reading

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Lent: A Commonality of Suffering

I am behind on my Lenten writing project.  In past years, I would treat Lent like I do Advent and try to blog each day as part of a mindful practice to honor the season.  I always have visions of … Continue reading

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Blinded

I love the song Amazing Grace.  It’s such a timeless classic that very few people need to refer to a hymnal for the words.  It’s almost like a national anthem or a childhood lullaby in that you instinctively know what … Continue reading

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A Routine Water Run

We had one of my favorite biblical stories told at church this past weekend.  It is the story of the woman at the well from the 4th chapter of the book of John.  I’m going to give you the “cliff … Continue reading

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Paper White Update – Week 1

I promised to update you with my lent experiment.  Here are some photos of my three pots of Paperwhite Narcissus bulbs.  As you can see I am not killing one pot, the other two are questionable! This one resides at … Continue reading

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In The Dirt

Gardening is not a set-it-and-forget-it pastime.  You need to constantly tend to a garden, monitoring its progress and anticipating its needs. I am not a good gardener.   I give it a good try, but, I also go through long periods … Continue reading

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Giving Up

I was not raised up with an observation of Lent.  Even Easter was a holiday about hiding eggs and eating chocolate.  There was not an emphasis on any period of deep reflection or need of redemption.  It wasn’t until I … Continue reading

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Nourishing Thoughts

I concentrate a good deal of energy thinking about what I’m eating.  I want it to nourish my body and be healthy.  While I still enjoy a delicious piece of chocolate cake,  I want to be conscious of keeping what … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

It’s lent.  For many of us in the Christian faith it is a time of deep reflection that mimics the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert before starting the most famous chapter of his life.  Jesus fasted, prayed and … Continue reading

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