Lent/Easter Archive

Unraveling sin, one thread at a time

Easter week, Psalm 41: The anger could not be avoided. It was open for all to see and hear, as tables were turned and irate voices followed. “Impossible. Embarrassing.
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Always Easier to Run from Sorrow and Pain

Of course we want to run. Tears are not convenient. Grief is weighty. Pain is unwelcome. A bandaid helps, but wounds need air and time. Pain reliever brings relief,
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Red, White, and Reconciled

How do you feel when you stop, really stop, and realize you have taken someone or something for granted— a relationship, a job, education, or even just food on
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Qualified, yet not Measuring Up

Who doesn’t love a good race! My boys have run cross-country and track, and I so enjoy the battling it out at the end as the athlete gives every
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A Changed Identity Changing Everything

What is the most shaping thing about you? What gives you your identity? Our identification speaks for us. ID Please: “Identification?” This is what I hear when traveling overseas.
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Wanting Victory, yet Feeling Defeated- What should I do?

Last week it was soooo cold, and dreary. A tree in my yard seemed like it was trying so hard to bloom– but was being held back by the
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Finding the Real Deal in the Cross

My heart aches. It is a twisted, steady ache, that cannot be contained alone by my heart as it works its way down to my gut, into my now
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What Should I do with Lent?

In my upbringing, Lent was a time of the year when we ate fish on Fridays and gave up something like chocolate. In my mind, Lent was about self-denial–
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What are you giving up? “Giving up” and giving more.

The conversation went something like this: “I am giving up chocolate. What are you giving up? I am going to give up chocolate too. What about you Cindy, what
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Finding God in 40 days

My family has easily been entertained at times, searching for and finding Waldo.  You are probably familiar with these fun, but peculiar books, with an assortment of wacky and
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