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Feeling our Mortality During Lent

Feeling our Mortality During Lent

In the past week, I (Stu) have experienced some rather wild circumstances. The most significant was waking up last Thursday with incredible stomach pain in the middle of the night. After trying to “gut it out” (pun intended), I eventually relented, woke my...
The Value of Lent (Part II)

The Value of Lent (Part II)

I think it was about a year ago I was talking with a close friend from seminary and he said something that has stuck with me ever since. What he said was something to the effect of, “I really look forward to Lent these days because it’s a chance to...
The Value of Lent (Part I)

The Value of Lent (Part I)

As someone who grew up Catholic but who “crossed the Tiber north” in middle school (to Presbyterian land), I’ve experienced at least a few different perspectives on whether or not Christians should participate in the season of Lent. The argument I...
Light in the Wilderness, Making a Lenten Rock Garden

Light in the Wilderness, Making a Lenten Rock Garden

A few years ago, some friends suggested creating a wilderness rock garden as a visual reminder of the Lenten season. I loved the idea and continue to use it year after year. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Sand A tray At least 40 rocks, shells, etc. in a container Tealight and...