Fear and Trailblazing

There are those moments when we realize just how little we know. We may be on a good track, trucking along, doing our "thing," and thinking we've got it a teensy bit together.  Even if we've overcome the whole "I'm doing better than other people" attitude, we can still secretly believe that our "right methods [...]

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Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]