Lent 2020

While not all Christian traditions do much to celebrate the season of Lent, our church does. I very much look forward to Lent each year with the same anticipation as I do for Advent. With so much happening already in 2020, I'm looking forward to some time to refocus this Lent. What is Lent? Lent [...]

Lent 2019

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which means lent season is here. For those of you unfamiliar with lent it is the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading to Easter Sunday. It’s common practice to ‘give up’ something for lent, for the last several years I’ve made it a practice to do more during lent. Give to those [...]

Thoughts on Ash Wednesday 2015

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, symbolizing the beginning of Lent 40 days leading to Passover, the crucifixion of Christ and His rise from the dead (easter).  The length of 40 days was chosen to commemorate Christ's 40 days in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry, as described in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Since I didn't grow up Catholic, I [...]