Category Archives: Perseverance

Thirty Days, Another Journey–Day 12

Today I climbed back into the proverbial saddle. Having spent nine days traveling, followed by another seven sick, I was finally well enough to fast. In spite of having spent more days not fasting than those spent fasting in solidarity … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 23–Facing the Storm

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about perseverance, about how we face difficult times and find ways of getting through them. I’ve had experience with the storms and have come to understand that I am who I am because … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 5–the Next Step

One of the reasons that this year’s blog is titled, “Forty Days Revisited,” is because, while I will write brand new reflections throughout these 40 days, there will be times when I will draw from the previous three years’ worth … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 2—Are We There Yet?

This journey of the next 40–plus days is not one for the faint of heart. There are days, such as today, when I come home from work so exhausted I can hardly think, let alone string together several sentences into … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 35–Bloodied but Unbowed

It would not be one of my blog series if I didn’t include, in some form, the poem “Invictus,” written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. Although I had known of the poem for many years (remembered in vague childhood … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 18–When the Going Gets Tough

This is it. Another Forty Days might turn into Another Twenty Days. Writing a daily blog for the 40 days of Lent is easy. But I guess if it were easy, I guess it wouldn’t be called a sacrifice. Every year … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 13–If It Was Good The First Time…

This evening as I contemplated what I would write about, the thought kept popping up, “I’m just so tired, I can hardly think let alone write coherently.” And although I have a relatively small readership (and I’m mostly okay with … Continue reading

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