Category Archives: Lent

Lent: Sin or Hope? It’s Both?

Finally, we can stop singing, “Oh, the weather outside is frightful” and begin singing the old Lesley Gore song, “Sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and everything…” I guess it’s planned that way – begin Lent in darkness and concludes with rays of … Continue reading

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Lent: “Those Who Help Form Us”

“Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who … Continue reading

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Lent’s Garbage Can

“Where Do We Put It?” Its shape is usually circular and placed in a corner of the kitchen. Not seen but available for those tossable tosses. Mine has a foot opener making it easier to dump, but cheaper folks need … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: “Which Side of the Cross?”

We truly are a fickle lot. We wave our palm branches saluting him and then call out loudly next week for the release of not him but “Anthony Quinn, give us Anthony Quinn!” We promise ourselves to never swear again … Continue reading

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From Lent to “Living Color”

Sad to say but our grandmother needed to die first. We liked her a lot but her day arrived. It wasn’t long after that we got a color TV in our family home. A color TV. I thought we’d never … Continue reading

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Children’s Sermon during Lent

Mmmmm. I had ice cream topped with ketchup and mustard last night. Boy, was it good. You know it’s wrong, but at the time it sounds good. The Bible calls the “Big Ten” commandments, but I don’t like that word. … Continue reading

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Lent & Anthony Newley

“Just once in a lifetime, There’s one special moment, One wonderful moment, When fate takes your hand, And this is the moment, My once in a lifetime, When I can explore, A new and exciting land, For once in my … Continue reading

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Lent: The Magic of Forty

Another Lent. Another glorious opportunity to examine our lives, not only in the negatives but including affirming the positives. If you keep beating yourself up, then the Catholic Church is not for you. The Catholic Church is always about hope, … Continue reading

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Some “How To’s” for Lent

So you missed Ash Wednesday. Lent’s begun and there is always time to jump into the desert as John and Jesus did. If Advent is grounded in hope and promise then Lent is a suspension of time. Spending forty days … Continue reading

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Lent: Transformation Not Change

Welcome to another Lent, the season that’s all about weighing the lives we lead.  During our evaluation of weighing ourselves, please remember that Lent is totally about transformation. I really don’t believe that people “change.”  We’re pretty much made by … Continue reading

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