Lent is here and the Internet has a lot of opinions, doesn’t it? I think we can sum it up like this: You’re doing it wrong. Put on your oxygen mask first, before helping others. It doesn’t require a public announcement. You’re doing it wrong By “you” I really mean “we.” We get sucked into…

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Ash Wednesday is um, Wednesday. As much as I’d like to give up winter for Lent (dang you Texas spring, where you at?!), I think God wants me to dig a little deeper. I’ve written a lot about Lent here on the blog over the last decade. I’ve chatted about how to make it meaningful…

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There aren’t many benefits to getting the flu, but I did find one. Time. Time on the couch, snuggled beneath two blankets, with a hot cup of tea and Grand Hotel on Netflix. Time to think. Time to rest. I don’t get much uninterrupted time these days with six kids, 3-16. But this week, God…

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It’s getting late, so you know what that means. Sassy Kathryn is in the house. First, let’s chat Lent. How’s it going? Fallen off the wagon yet? I’ve only bought one thing since Ash Wednesday as part of my “no unnecessary spending” fast and I’m breaking my arm patting myself on the back. Sheez, Kathryn.…

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Lent is here and it's time to get serious about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But what the heck does that even mean?

If you haven’t already heard it, brace yourself. “So, what are YOU giving up for Lent?” I guess it’s time to give up Dr Pepper and Facebook, right? Maybe, but hear me out. There are plenty¬†of well-meaning blog posts and folks sharing what they’re giving up for Lent – 40 bags for 40 days, a…

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