Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Next Forty Days, Day 40–And So It Ends

Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing that you can be born again/Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing Christ is risen from the dead. ~the Easter Song, written by Anne Herring How mind boggling it must have been to discover that … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 39–In Memory of Me

By the time a person reaches a certain age, they have likely lost someone to death. They often go through a period during which time they engage in some ritual, wear an article of clothing, read and recite a poem, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 38–The Simmering Pot

It gives me great comfort to consider the notion that Jesus was a human being, that he spent as much time being the “son of man” as he did the son of God. I have certain personality traits that I … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 37–Nearing the End

There’s a certain satisfaction when one is nearing the end of an experience or process. Somewhere between now and Sunday, I will wind down writing the posts for this year’s Lenten season blog. After beginning with “Forty Days” last year … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 36–Belonging to Everyone

“Your life is not your own.” Lately I’ve begun to wonder if my life belongs to me or if I belong to everyone around me. I could easily spend all day every day talking with, giving to, showing up for, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 35–Doing As Expected

Some days I don’t want to get up in the morning. It is night time as I write this and I find that already I don’t want to get up in the morning and it isn’t even morning yet. Hmmmm. … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 34–The Real Jesus

I bet Jesus farted, probably a lot, depending on his diet. Back in his day it was probably less socially unacceptable to fart, have body odor, and other things that most people in today’s society would raise and eyebrow over, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 33–The Cost of Knowing

There are things I wish I didn’t know. As a child there was a lot I didn’t know, and that was definitely a good thing. As a young adult, as I began to venture forth into the world, I began … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 32–On Being Hated

I’m going to write about something that I have never written publicly about before—at least not in this direct a way. I want to address the emotional weight connected to being hated. It is very unusual for me to write … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 31–No Going Back

There is a novel titled, “You Can’t Go Home Again.” It was written by American author Thomas Wolfe. I have not read it, but I’ve spent a good deal of time considering the notion of whether or not one actually … Continue reading

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