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This year lent begins on Wednesday, February 17. Lent, it’s a time of reflection and looking forward to Easter. It begins on a Wednesday every year, starting 40 days before Easter.
Many religious traditions include ‘giving something up’ for Lent as a way of focusing more on our spiritual life and relationship with God. It’s a good practice or discipline to build into our schedule. Have you thought what you might give up this year?
A couple of questions to ask: what is taking a lot of my time or thoughts? This will get you closer to what you might give up. If it’s taking over your time or thought life, then giving it up automatically frees time to consciously build into your spiritual life.
This year why not buy a book or devotional to help center and focus a little extra time on spiritual wholeness leading up to Easter. This week is a good week to decide how you will want to pursue that over lent.
Here a several guides that can prove helpful:
Taking time to prepare for Easter through the Lent season will help us experience this holy season in new ways.
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In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller says we cannot pray until we understand the One we are praying to. In fact, he says all prayer is responding to God. God is the initiator. If we find ourselves wanting to pray, God is drawing us, It follows that we have some knowledge of God to even…Read More
Wisdom from a Country Preacher series (Because of the high interest in my dad’s sermon notes, I decided the first Faith Friday post…Read More
Faith Fridays will include words of wisdom from Dad’s sermons, my insights from the Word, book reviews, and community care ideas.Read More
Blogging is work! I have a new found respect for bloggers who daily or even weekly consistently post. It takes dedication, inspiration and time to provide fresh content that has value and informs. The secret, it seems, is a passion for the topic, a plan and a schedule. Imagine that, a schedule! I’m wading in…Read More
It’s nearly unbelievable to think what is happening to our brothers and sisters in Christ is the Middle East. I am calling all brothers and sisters to stand in solidarity with our martyred brothers and sisters in Egypt. We are the nation of the cross. Wear your cross as a sign of unity of faith.…Read More
Originally posted on Faithpondering:
Ok, so it’s been way too long since we have posted. Maybe we (I) haven’t been doing what our blog name implies, pondering faith. Got too busy, too distracted, to take time to ponder. Today is a good day to begin again. It’s so good that God doesn’t condemn when we…
I’m a foodie and I can attribute my borderline obsession with food to my husband. He comes from a long line of amazing home cooks and has picked up all the ‘tricks of the trade’ by observing his mother and memere (grandmother) in the kitchen. Out of hundreds of meals produced by his hands, I…Read More
‘God bless you.’ I’ve said that to people, have you? What do we mean when we say that? I think I’ve meant – ‘may everything go your way’. But some of the ways Jesus described blessing in the Bible seem to be a little different. In Matthew 5, in what is called the Beatitudes, Jesus…Read More