Are We Hungry for Lent?

By Barbara Rainey | February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

There is comfort in recurring holidays that root our souls to a soothing rhythm with its repetitive beat. But there is also a quickened sense of anxiety that we haven’t prepared, haven’t anticipated this annual event as we feel we should. Such is the arrival of the spring holidays. Most women, and men too, have […]

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You Don’t Need to Pretend You’re Okay

By Janel Breitenstein | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It was the end of a long playdate, and a couple of friends and I were helping our children corral Star Wars action figures and Legos into their proper homes for the night. Thankfully, playtime for the kids had left margin for deeper conversation by their mothers, and we sopped up the last few minutes […]

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Lent Means What?

By Barbara Rainey | February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

So what’s with Lent? Why do people fast and smudge ashes on their heads? For starters, Lent simply means the lengthening of days. Where we live it is light in the evening an extra 30 minutes already. A change that has happened since the earth began but still seems remarkable to me. But the ashes […]

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Lent … in January?

By Barbara Rainey | January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

It might boggle the mind a bit to know the holiday season I’m already looking forward to this year is Lent. I know, I know. Isn’t Lent the season for Mardi Gras, which has never made sense to me, or Fat Tuesday which is also an odd occasion.  And then your calendar marks Ash Wednesday […]

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