Tag Archives: mercy

#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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…managing mud puddles (in Lent)….

Muddling our way through Lent, we’re almost half way done. Easter is just 3 & 1/2 weeks away(!) …but yesterday (another dreary rainy day) i got stuck in a mud puddle funk. It happens. Mud happens (especially when it rains.) … Continue reading

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