Saturday reflection: Lent 2012

The second most visited post on this blog is one I wrote about Lent in 2011: 33 things to give up for Lent. All year long people have come to this post by searching for Lent. Which is interesting, since Lent is a period of forty days (plus 6 Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter. […]

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New rules

The rules were very clear, at least to some people. If you are in a field and you are hungry and you pick some of the grain and eat it because you are incredibly hungry from living on the move, you are wrong. Not because if you eat too many oats you’ll get sick like […]

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relationship rewards

“Store up treasure in heaven.” That’s what Jesus tells us. Don’t spend your energy on stuff that gets eaten up by financial declines so that you panic about how much less you are worth this week than last week. Because, of course, if your measure of your worth is in your portfolio and your portfolio […]

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maybe it is not about me

Okay. Here’s the deal. I want to talk about fasting. I want to talk about what the reward is. I want to talk about this incredibly cool image that God paints in Isaiah about fasting not being about being selfish and simply not eating the food you have, but it’s about sharing a meal with […]

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fasting looks like fun

What an odd title. Fasting isn’t supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be difficult. It’s supposed to be challenged. Intentionally refraining from something that is important to you, that is essential to your well-being, is a difficult thing. The longer the fast, the harder it is supposed to be. Spending 40 days fasting, as […]

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