Archive for the ‘Lent’ Category

Hosanna

Mar
2013
21

posted by on Faith, Lent

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  It’s spring here, officially, although you wouldn’t know it from the twenty degree weather.  A thin layer of snow covers everything like dust in an attic.  Where the grass pops through, it’s brown and wilted.  A season of plowing has left tire ruts in the ground along the driveways, a bent sapling, stray rocks […]

Happy Easter, Baby.

Apr
2012
04

posted by on Easter, Faith, Lent, Parenting

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It hurts a little to share Easter with you. Not the bamboo baskets and the plastic eggs and the bonnets.  That’s the fun stuff.  But sharing Easter with you, the real Easter, the Easter that would still be there even if the Dollar Store and Target closed – that means sharing Good Friday with you, […]

Unstuck

Feb
2012
22

posted by on Faith, Lent

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Today is Ash Wednesday. Honestly, I have never been a fan of Lent.  In the past I’ve given up things here and there, but it was mostly because I like a challenge.  That’s not a very good reason for practicing what is supposed to be a spiritual discipline.  Also, while I realize my theologian friends […]

Arms and Ashes

Feb
2012
19

posted by on Lent, Parenting, Remembering

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When we brought our daughter home from the hospital, it was a long, dark night.  I remember thinking that I would probably never sleep again.  I kept sitting up, trying not to use my recently caesareaned stomach muscles, to peer over the wicker sides of the bassinet.  I worried about her breathing.  I was worried […]