A Feast… for Lent?

What would motivate one to place a diamond on a muddy finger? Who actually wants a thieving crook in their house? Why would a king search the streets for a beggar? How can disease be the one pulled close?   Love. Unusual love.   I’ve only ever heard of one who loved like this – […]

Would we do Lent again next year?

  Yes, I would… in the sense that I would do something to prepare my heart and the heart of my children for the most important celebration on a Christian’s calendar – Resurrection Sunday.  It is in this sense that I am using the word Lent here.  I don’t need to call it Lent, although […]

Lent – Reminder not a Rule

It’s the first Friday of Lent.  There will be seven Friday’s in all, including Good Friday.  We went with the concept of Friday’s being a little bit of Lent and Sunday’s being a little bit of Easter.  I don’t know yet if this is a mindset we could carry into the rest of the year, […]

Lent begins, and reminds me of fighting

Our family started Lent today with words of reminders to the kids that sounded like we were preparing them for something that would take a really long time. “40 days!”  They exclaimed as the reality of what we were doing sunk in.  As a family we won’t be obeying our cravings for sweet things during […]

Why are we talking about Easter now?

Wait!  It’s already time to prepare for Easter? Isn’t Easter still months away? Yes, but Lent starts soon. Something I’ve been mulling over for a while. Lent is a new concept for me.  Most people I’ve talked to think it’s a thing Catholics have to do before Easter, but I’ve also begun to hear the […]