Preparing for Lent

Preparing for Lent

Let me guess.  You read the title of this week’s blog post and thought to yourself, “Preparing for Lent?! I have almost 2 months of worship to prepare for before I even think about Lent.” While that is true, the Lenten season will be here before we know it. And I...

Give Up Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

This Lent, I suggest giving up loving your neighbor as yourself.  Likely, they deserve better. So do you. Let me start by saying I think the amount of good going on in the world far, far outweighs the bad.  For each terrorist, fraudster, bully or thief wreaking havoc,...

Give Up the Golden Rule

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Or, treat others the way you want to be treated. Everyone knows the Golden Rule. With regrets to Jesus and Rabbi Hillel and others who formulated versions of this well-loved principle, there’s just one problem with...

Give Up Working for God

Forget about giving up chocolate donuts, Starbucks, or your favorite TV show this Lent.  This year, maybe it’s time to dig deep and give up something that truly gets in the way of spiritual renewal.   Are you ready?  Take a deep breath and let’s start with this one: ...