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 [...]

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Why an Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Work… and What Good Friday is all about

Oh, before I start, I should let you know, this article is a lesson for ME.  You may already know all of this.  It's just that I passed another course in the School of Hard Knocks: Emphasis in Spirituality, and I was excited to share with you what I learned. I've had a similar article [...]

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day…

Don't get me wrong. I'm about as romantic as they get. I love art and beauty, music infiltrates every cell of my being, I am a poet, I love being in relationships with people, and let's not forget, most of all, I LOVE chocolate. So how could I possibly combine the idea of ashes and [...]