The Christian High Holy days are just about upon us again, a time when Catholics and some Protestants pause for a bit of a spiritual self-assessment over a 40-day period called Lent. Today is Shrove Tuesday, "pancake day" or Mardi-Gras, however you choose to look at it. A kick off celebration of excess before we… Continue reading Faith, Works, and an Un-Burdensome Lent
I almost forgot it was Lent. I'm not Catholic, but I have always enjoyed this season leading up to Easter more than any other time of the year. Spring in the air, fun activities with the kids, a good Bible study focusing on the season, all leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.… Continue reading The Pope, Laura Ingalls, and Quarantine Blues
I love reading people's differing reactions to big, juicy, topics of our day. I shouldn't, but I do. The way people perceive the same things so differently fascinated me. My blog friend Jen Oshman wrote an amazing article yesterday at the Gospel Coalition reviewing the newest self-help/Christian book by motivational speaker Rachel Hollis. I would highly… Continue reading Basking In Our Awesomeness
The supermarket Peeps are out. This can only mean one thing: on to the next religious/commercial season! In about a week, Catholics and some Christians will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent, a time of remembering the wilderness journey of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for us. Much like Advent, Lent is… Continue reading To Lent… Or Not To Lent?
Walking though the grocery store yesterday, I felt a little spark of excitement that I experience every year around this time: I saw the jelly beans and little planters of tulips. I look forward to Easter season the way most people look forward to Christmas, and I know you aren't supposed to admit this kind… Continue reading 40 Days of This or That