Monthly Archives: April 2020

Forty Days Returning, Day 41–We Rise

And so it is Easter, Resurrection Sunday. All over the world Christians are celebrating the risen Christ. Today also concludes my annual Forty Days writings. This has been a different year. It began in February, as we in the US … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 40–While We Wait

It seems as though we are in a long space of waiting. I ran across this post from “Holy Saturday” three years ago and found it remarkably relevant to what we’re experiencing today. We are in waiting mode, as were … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 39–Time for Mourning

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven…A  time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance. ~~Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4 I never understood why it … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 38–Remember Me

Once again, without fanfare or preamble, here is tonight’s posting from March 2016. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Next Forty Days, Day 39–In Memory of Me Posted on March 25, 2016 By the time a person reaches a certain age, they have likely lost … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 37–Winding Down

For some reason, the three days after Palm Sunday aren’t celebrated or called anything. Today is one of those plain, Easter week days. To the best of my knowledge, there are no special activities that we undertake on Wednesday, which … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 36–Embracing the Darkness

Many people are afraid of the dark. I am not sure I am one of them; I guess it depends on the circumstances. There are times when I actually find the dark comforting, as described in this post from March … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 35–On Perseverance

Without fanfare or preamble, I offer tonight’s post from April, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed Posted on April 10, 2017 It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 34–The Beginning of the End

We are drawing to the inevitable conclusion of the life of Jesus and to the beginning of his end. I wrote a Palm Sunday post a few years ago that still resonates with me, so I am bringing it back … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 33–The Real Jesus, Revisited

We are in countdown mode. Palm Sunday is coming and after that Holy Week, and this year’s blog will be history. When it’s all done, this 40 days has been a compilation of previous posts, returning, as the name suggests, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 32–Just Be Yourself

Have you ever been about to go into an interview or give a speech or meet with someone you don’t know? “Just be yourself,” a friend helpfully suggests, but if you’re like me you may wonder, “What’s that supposed to … Continue reading

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