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Lent: A Fruitful Desert.

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.

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Listen to the Song.

Some of my very favorite songs are ones that I didn't like the beginning of. I may have even skipped them for another song before I came back to listen fully and appreciate them. Then, when I came back and listened to them all the way through, I couldn't stop listening. They are the songs… Continue reading Listen to the Song.

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Sacred Silence.

My┬ádear readers, I will be entering into "sacred silence" during this Holy Week. Instead of stressing about what to write this week, I want to focus on my Savior. Look for some new posts next week, about a limitless life in Christ and about the temples we are walking around in (aka our bodies!). Maybe… Continue reading Sacred Silence.

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Fasting and Intimacy.

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.