Category Archives: Faith

Palm Sunday: Our entrance into the story of Easter

Part Two of an eight-part series of reflections on Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Imagine with me that Pope Francis has been captured by ISIS, placed on trial, convicted, and publicly executed. The response of the world would be one … Continue reading

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How should we fast?

  Fasting is a traditional practice of Lent. We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by abstaining from snacks, and only eating small meals. On Fridays during Lent, we abstain from meat. Some people do a true fast of … Continue reading

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Seriously?

Happy Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday to everyone. What funnier way to start Lent, with its somber purple and lifeless floral arrangements, than to do it on Valentine’s Day with all the color and decadence. Even crazier is that Easter … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Part One of an eight-part series of reflections on Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. I held a piece of jewelry once in order to feel what the people around me were excited about. This solid-looking, beautiful, gold-link chain weighed absolutely … Continue reading

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Lent is Coming!

One year my daughter gave up soda for Lent. The rest of the family thought it was a way to get out of really giving anything up, since we didn’t drink soda in our house. Sure enough, though, she had … Continue reading

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Reset

Every once in a while, we just need to push the reset button. Life is busy. Kids are crazy. Emotions are rolling. Things are moving in the wrong direction. Everything is in the right direction, except it’s all just a … Continue reading

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My Bible

  I had a Bible that was a complete mess. Most of the Old Testament came out in your hands when you opened it. The pages were folded up, marked up, and full of papers, notes, and who even knows … Continue reading

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Lenten Bible Study

  If you are in Austin, join me for my Walking Through Holy Week study! Step into the story of Easter like you never have before. It’s going to be a great Lent! If you’re not in Austin, contact me … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

As we work our way towards Lent, we approach a very bleak season. All the flowers will be replaced with empty branches. The music at church becomes somber and serious. We are called to refrain, to hold back, to limit. … Continue reading

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One day is like a thousand years

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8) I heard this and sat for a moment while it really sunk in. If one day is like a thousand … Continue reading

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