Lent

The Hope of Good Friday

The promise of Good Friday is that when our world is turned upside down, and even our own hearts flee for cover, we have hope. more »

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A Lenten Journey in Paris

This is the ninth, and final, reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. One of our family’s most treasured joys of living in Paris is regularly worshiping with others at the American Cathedral. Each Sunday, people from all … more »

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Lenten Lights

This is the eighth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. It is early morning when I head into the living room via the coffee pot in the kitchen. On autopilot, I take a tall mug out of … more »

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The Leaky Cisterns of False Selves: Vocation, Repentance, and Lent

This is the seventh reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Frequently spiritual leaders remind us that we are more than our professions. Rarely though, are we called to repent of our identification with our jobs. Lent prompts … more »

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God’s Greening Work

This is the sixth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. This past Sunday marks the mid-point in Lent. It’s been called “Laetare Sunday” derived from the Latin introit used for the day within the Catholic Mass; “laetare” … more »

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Moving Home

This liturgical season of Lent invites us to slow down and notice the Holy Spirit dwelling here, creating a home within us. Lent is a good season to allow God to make his home within us more intentionally, to be present with him wherever we are. more »

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Moving Into the Greater Desires: An Interview with Jen Pollock Michel

For the Missio Lent series, TWI’s Laura Fabrycky spoke recently with Jen Pollock Michel about her book, Teach Us to Want (IVP, 2014). Jen Pollock Michael is a writer, speaker, and mother of five. She writes regularly for Her.meneutics.com and … more »

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The Lenten Birthday: What a Little Girl Taught Me about Fasting

This is the third reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Raised an agnostic, my first exposure to the Bible was when it was sung in the rock-opera Godspell. Fascinated, I was, by the notion that there was a … more »

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The Comfort and Cost of a Clean Heart

This is the first reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. As followers of Christ, we are well acquainted with the call to cultivate the faith of a child, but perhaps an overlooked aspect of child-like faith … more »

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Why We Fast

This is the Shrove Tuesday reflection, the day before the Missio Lent series begins. Read the rest here. Today is Mardi Gras, more affectionately known as Fat Tuesday, a holiday which I have fond memories celebrating while growing up. The … more »

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