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Forty Days Returning, Day 11–When I Find Myself in Times of Trouble

The old folks say, “Trouble don’t last always,” and they were right. I have had my share of troubles–more than some and fewer than others. I’ve learned to stand strong, even when my knees wobbled a little, and keep moving. … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 10–Leaving Fear Behind

Here is a post from 2016, that puts fear into some perspective. Part of the journey of these forty days is to recognize the emotions underlying our actions, or lack thereof. Fear has played a much larger role in my … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 9–It’s About Time

I think I haven’t gotten the hang of convalescence. My first day after surgery I’ve been up all day, reading emails (and replying to some of them), finishing my taxes, and doing other things. I will go rest after I … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 6–On Being Lonely

It’s a good thing I’ve named this year’s blog “Forty Days Returning,” because it’s provided me with the opportunity to revisit some of my earlier writing, as kind of a barometer check of how I’m doing. Tonight the posts seemed … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 4–Restoration of What Was Lost

Here I am on day four wondering what on earth got into me when I decided to write a sixth Lenten blog. This happens to me every year, but somehow I manage to muddle through it. I have a small … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 3–Our Bodies, Ourselves

I was reviewing which previous post I was going to use for today’s post. This is not some random process where I simply select a given post from my 200+ entries. I use a random number generator and have it … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day One–And We’re Back

Remember man that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return. Why do I always seem to forgetĀ on the first day of LentĀ that I write a Lenten blog? I am in my jammies violating one of the cardinal rules … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 40 It is Finished

Those were the words Jesus spoke at the end of his life, and so on this day that celebrates the end of his death, I declare it is finished to the writing of this Lenten blog. I feel like what … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 39–The End is Near

Tonight I decided to share my Good Friday post from two years ago. It feels appropriate to the day and to how I am feeling. And so as we near the end of the 40 days, we also commemorate the … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 23–When Random is Not Really Random

Today has been a relatively long day in what has been a long week. I had pretty well decided that I was going to let Siri pick a random number between 1 and 27 so that I could pick from … Continue reading

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