Category Archives: Perseverance

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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Another Forty Days, Day Seven–The Tough Get Going

I am continually amazed at the capacity of most of us humans to constantly push ourselves past some threshold that we think we are incapable of crossing. Our ability to persist, to persevere when everything in us is screaming for … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day Six–The Magic Hat

As a kid, I used to watch the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on television. During a quick sketch between episodes Bullwinkle the moose who was dressed in a bow tie and tails, would say to his friend Rocky the flying … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day Three–Start Where You are (Again and Again)

Last November I started writing an Advent blog as kind of a counter balance to this Lenten blog. I was going to write on the theme of waiting, as Advent is the time where Christians–Catholics in particular–mark the period of … 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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