Category Archives: Lent

And Where is Your Final Resting Place?

If you haven’t selected one yet, you may want to contact your favorite university.  Because this blog is about change…AND…I dug this up while researching another book…I’m sure you’ll want to know… Campuses are constructing columbaria—Walls which will hold cremains. The first … Continue reading

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Packing for Stormy Weather

We’ve looked at what to put in our packs as we’ve traveled through a Lenten journey. We need to look at what was already in our packs when we started. I sat in an extremely contentious meeting a few weeks … Continue reading

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Healing Balm in My Suitcase

I recently read a book by a school teacher of 35 years. In Positive Words Powerful Results, Hal Urban shared the difference he saw in students when he stood by the door and greeted each by name as they entered … Continue reading

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Cramming Sacrifice in the Backpack

I’m adding sacrifice to my Lenten Journey. It’s not what you think. Recent usage has come to mean “giving something up, like: He sacrificed cable to get Netflix. OR  She sacrificed lattes for Lent. I’m going with the old The … Continue reading

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Traveling with Discernment

We kicked off Lent yesterday. Ashes on the forehead. Ancient liturgy. Pieces of Mardi-Gras beads still lying on the street. The next 40 days are considered a journey—often through one’s self.  We’ll see self-portraits of beauty and pockets of loathing. … Continue reading

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