Tag Archives: Lent

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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Anyone Else Having Trouble?

I had such great hopes for Lent.  I’ve discovered that I have very little self control – especially when it comes to food.    I gave up sweets for lent.  I love sweets, and I figured that it would truly be … Continue reading

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You Think So?

It has been raining and pouring and raining and pouring on and off for days here in the Deep South.  People donning galoshes, umbrellas, raincoats and streets filled with puddles – lots and lots of them – Walking into an … Continue reading

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Reflection on Gospel for Sunday, March 4th

030412.cfm   Gospel:  Mark 9: 2-10 In order to understand this Sunday’s gospel, the story of the Transfiguration, we  have to understand a bit about the Jewish feast of Sukkot.  This feast is also known as the feast of Tabernacles (meaning … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Feb. 26, 2012

Gospel Mk 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus … 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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…For the Sun Stopped Shining…

“… for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”  When he had said this, he breathed his last.  … 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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