Finding Our Way Through Lent

Finding Our Way Through Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the official beginning of Lent. Many of us will attend a worship service today where someone will smear black ashes mixed with oil on our forehead and say, “Remember that from dust you came and to dust you will return.” What...
Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, and True Love

Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, and True Love

How will you handle the confluence of traditions and romantic ideas today? On the one hand, it is Valentine’s Day. It is a celebration of romantic love and indulgence in chocolate, food, flowers, and all sorts of pleasure. On the other hand, it is Ash Wednesday....
Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, and True Love

Practicing Lent as a Family

Ash Wednesday is next week. This is the day that kicks off the forty-day journey toward Easter. It is a season when we, in the northern hemisphere, hunker down in the last weeks of winter and anticipate the coming of Spring and the celebration of new life in the...