What Should I do with Lent?

In my upbringing, Lent was a time of the year when we ate fish on Fridays and gave up something like chocolate. In my mind, Lent was about self-denial-- and this was just suppose to be good for me. So, sometime like on the Tuesday before Lent commenced, I tried to decide what I would … Continue reading What Should I do with Lent?

Detoxing Anxiety and Busyness with the Sabbath

Anxiety is such a nuisance. It is a thief that quietly finds its way in, going unnoticed, lurking around finding an assortment of things to disturb. Unlike a thief that quickly flees, anxiety steals peace and then easily makes itself at home. Soon the unwelcome guest takes up permanent residence My chest is feeling a … Continue reading Detoxing Anxiety and Busyness with the Sabbath

Detoxing Pride through Solitude and Silence?

There are parts of my life that I am well-aware, and other parts that I am not so aware of, that I would rather not talk about. I would rather not address them because it feels rather embarrassing or difficult to change. I had a sweet roommate before I was married who was beautiful and … Continue reading Detoxing Pride through Solitude and Silence?

Detoxing my Soul of Gluttony with Fasting

I feel really, really full-- and not the good kind of full, like you feel after a good conversation, a hug from your child or a nice compliment. There is the "full of contentment and peace" and then there is the "full" that feels like a stuffed turkey. After all the yummy baked goods and … Continue reading Detoxing my Soul of Gluttony with Fasting