Tag Archives: mercy

#LENT – Ash Wednesday Spiritual Blues-busters

And so it begins, Lent is here. It’s time to put away our chocolates, turn off the TV, hide coffee beans, sweets, and whatever else we’ve decided to give up for Lent. My list is the same year after year: … Continue reading

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#LENT: Reforming ourselves (vs. others)

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Matthew 7:1-2) Why do we spend so much time judging … Continue reading

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#LENT: God’s (blessing of) Tenderness

Yesterday I shared about how at the end of an 8-day silent retreat, Sister Maria asked me to pick a blessing on a folded slip of paper out of a bowl. After praying that blessing (for Holy Hilarity) Sister Maria … Continue reading

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#Lent: De-cluttering (our hearts)

Virginia began this Lenten post-a-day gig focusing on tidying up our spiritual homes, utilizing scrub brushes (as necessary) to root out yucky stuff clogging the drains of our hearts & lives. On this Lenten Saturday maybe it’s time to take … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Lenten Tidying-Up

Once again Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday services around the world. Many readers (& dear friends) are of differing faith traditions, but perhaps Blogger Virginia’s post-a-day Lenten gig can introduce you (a bit) to what’s up with Lent? Christians … Continue reading

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…reformed crabs…

Dr. Peter Kreeft gave an amazing talk last night @ William & Mary to a packed auditorium, literally overflowing with students sitting on the floor, in the aisles, standing along the walls.  How cool is that? On a Friday night?  … Continue reading

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…shhh… chocolate indulgence(s)

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, when Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary & said she would be with child. It’s a FEAST day which means what we give up for Lent we can indulge in just a little.  So, … Continue reading

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