We often speak of Lent in terms of a desert. For 40 days, Jesus withdrew to the desert to fast and pray. We do the same, though figuratively speaking. For the 40 days of Lent, we devote ourselves to increased prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For awhile now, I've realized that I need to cut down… Continue reading Lent: A Fruitful Desert.
The people of the Bible fasted at pivotal points. Fasting is a practice in Jewish tradition, and fasting was also often practiced in moments of desperation and crying out to God. In 2 Samuel, David repented of his sin and fasted in hopes that his child (conceived out of wedlock) might be healed and live.… Continue reading Fasting and Intimacy.
Lent. It's coming in only 3 days! Have you given any thought to Lent, and what your hopes are? Are you struggling with what to give up, or what to do in general? Maybe you've given up soda for the past 5 years, or 10. Or chocolate. Or whatever. You give it up, maybe imbibing… Continue reading Are You Ready for Your Best Lent Ever?
I decided to hop on the 7 Quick Takes bandwagon this week! It will probably not be every week, but I'm happy to share with you some thoughts about staying healthy, peace, and Christmas this Friday! 1. Today was my last day of work--I'll be off all of next week and able to celebrate Christmas… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes-Staying Healthy & Praying for Peace