Lent Part 2b: A Simple Lenten Practice to Consider

Cross-Shaped Lenten Candleholder  A practice that many people observe at Christmas is counting down the weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.  Likewise, it can also be meaningful to mark the weeks of Lent.  About ten years ago, my husband took two pieces of wood and created a cross that we have turned into a Lenten candleholder with seven candles – one for each of the seven...
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Lent Part 2: Invitation to Die to Self

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.  The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”            John 12:23-25 Today I am a seed.  On this Ash Wednesday, this first day of Lent, I choose to be a...
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