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Lenten Fasting

Lenten Fasting

How do you feel about fasting during the Lenten season? I’ve always been interested in fasting and have tried many different kinds of fasts. Last year I fasted from fasting and even that was a good thing. Fasting itself is not the end goal and fasting won’t get you into heaven. Instead, the purpose of fasting is to ready you to the Easter joy. If our lives are very cacophonic and chaotic, the holiness and awesomeness of Easter might elude…

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Lent Is a Blessing

Lent Is a Blessing

It’s Ash Wednesday. Time to remember that we are dust. Time to turn back to God and eternal things. Time to let go and let God cleanse our inner beings. Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,     scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,     set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes,     give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me,…

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