Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Lenten Reflection

by Kay Stoltz Lent; a time of reflection and fasting. Particularly fasting. We ask what is in the way of our spiritual growth? What are our guilty pleasures? As we contemplate a fast, we see two views, two sides to every coin, a yin and a yang, a black and a white. For every sin,…

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Reflections on Lent

by Sharon Smith   When I was a teenager, my friends and I would talk about what we were giving up for Lent. Many of our ideas involved letting go of favorite foods or activities. We would give up chocolate, ice cream, or pizza. Sometimes we would resolve to break bad habits like arguing with…

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Where I Need To Be

by Vicki Melton   Lent is a time for reflection, study and discipline.  Over the years I taken on many different practices for Lent.  I have worked to develop better habits (the only one that stuck was fastening my seat belt). I’ve attended book studies, bible studies, discussion groups, and classes on a variety of…

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With Gladness and Singleness of Heart

by Tricia Gates Brown   I occasionally see a massage-therapist/healer with strong intuitive gifts—a gentle but powerful person of faith with astounding insights. Once in early 2015, after I’d seen her a few months, she shared something she had “seen” in the course of an appointment. She was massaging my feet and in a straight-forward,…

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Lent: Hungry for God

By Chip MacGregor   We are beginning to realize that we hunger for God and that for far too long we have settled for far too little.[1]              —John Kirvan For centuries in many cultures around the world, an important spiritual practice was that of fasting—giving up food (or other things…

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Lent

by Neil Mibus Lent is a good time for a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves, and as it’s a poor inventory that’s done all in red ink, I want to look at both my strengths and weaknesses, what I’ve done right and what I’ve done wrong, not to mention the rights and wrongs…

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March 2, 2017

Dear ones in Christ, I’m writing this column from Portland after a difficult few days with my family. On Tuesday, my sister called me with the news that our father, who had been hospitalized over the weekend, had taken a turn for the worse and was no longer responsive. Over the course of these past few days, his…

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