Tag Archives: Ash Wednesday

On the Verge of Something Significant

I’ve been doing some thinking these last few hours as the Mardi Gras celebrations are winding down – and in light of tomorrow being Ash Wednesday, the start of lent.  I have to say that for the first time (maybe … Continue reading

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Prepping for Lent – a Self Reflection

The parties have been attended; the king cake eaten; the festivities are winding down.  I’m now trying to mentally prepare for lent which begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.  What does God want me to give up?  What spiritual/merciful act might … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Ashes!

One of my favorite childhood stories in the old testament is the story of Jonah and the whale.  I think that I can relate to Jonah in how I sometimes (out of fear) resist God’s direction.  Sometimes, I believe He … Continue reading

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My Plans for Lent

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought – “What should I do to make lent special?”  I don’t want to simply go through the motions over the next forty days and not be any better/different at Easter.  Giving up … Continue reading

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Reflections on the First Day of Lent

Today has had its ups and downs – really high points and low ones as well.  I’ll give you the great news first!  Someone very close to me had surgery last week.  His test results came in today.  He is … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Ashes!

“In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.  So I turned to the Lord … Continue reading

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