Read It Up for Lent

My church offered a list of 40 bible readings for Lent.  Technically, Ash Wednesday was the first day of Lent, so I’m a day behind.  But I read the first two readings today. In case you’d like some suggested readings for the season, I thought I’d offer these: Day 1:...

Thoughts on Ash Wednesday

Today was Ash Wednesday, a day celebrated by many Chrisitians commemorating the first day of Lent. It occurs forty days (not counting Sundays) before Easter Sunday. Last year, I referred to Ash Wednesday as that day on which you’ll see people with “grayish smudges on their foreheads.” Tonight, my church...

Give It Up for Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, which means that you’ll see some people with grayish smudges on their foreheads.  But don’t worry:  they know it’s there. The day gets its name from the practice of having the sign of a cross rubbed on one’s forehead as a symbol of repentance.  The ashes,...