• Lent: Sixth Friday

    I really don’t know where to begin this week. My brain is definitely all over the map and I can’t quite settle on one thread to put into words for this week’s Lent posting. I suppose then I’ll simply babble. Maybe in some way I cannot yet see, it will all make sense in the end. Dear Reader, I am fresh off of my annual weekend parish retreat and as always it did not dissapoint. I took copious notes on my thoughts, feelings, and insights so that I might hopefully hang on to the peaceful aura that envelopes me over the course of the weekend. For six years straight I…

  • Lent: Fifth Friday – Already?

    For many of you, this may be the point where your Lenten devotions begin to waiver, or maybe even fall by the wayside.  The initial furor with which we dedicated ourselves to reform, spirituality, and holiness appears to have been swallowed up by the ever present distractions over the past handful of weeks.  It may be subtle.  You suddenly recall that prayer you were committed to saying each day has been forgotten for the last three.  The snacks you’ve forsaken have finally managed to wiggle through your (initially) firmly closed lips, even for just a ‘taste’ – after all, what’s the harm in that?  The social media you’ve turned your…