The practice of Lent has often been associated with denial and giving up certain things in order to remind Christians of the sacrifices that Christ made for us. In the practice of Lent, there has been an emphasis on fasting, on denial, and on taking things away. In a different pattern, the idea of Lent […]
Enthusiasms In the Bible, Romans tells us this: Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord-Romans 12:11. How wonderful it would be to become like a child again! Waking each day with enthusiasm for something new and wonderful. We are all children of God so that enthusiasm and wonder is still
Calm We have often heard the phrase, “The calm before the storm,’ when we know there is some incident that will occur to disrupt and upset the calm that is felt in our lives. We can connect the feeling with an undercurrent of unease. In our lives, there needs to be deep roots where we
Fathers’ Blessing The blessing of a father figure in your life can mean so many things. For those of us who are and have been lucky enough to have a strong father figure or a positive role model in our lives, then Father’s Day is a day for joy and laughter, for celebration and reflection.