Giving Up for Lent

“What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s about that time of year when people start asking me this question.  The habit of giving something up for Lent is a fine one, when done with intention.  Giving up cookies or sweets, soda or beer, these undertakings should only be done if they are truly a…

So You’re Thinking of Diving into Lent…

So, you’re thinking of diving into Lent this year, eh? Well, before you give up that bacon, before you take a temperance pledge, or before you start the self flagellation, read this. It may change your perspective a bit on this season. Lent (which literally means “spring”), Beloved, is a season of spiritual housecleaning. It…