Making Numbers Relevant to the 21st Century

Making Numbers Relevant to the 21st Century

Have you ever read through the Bible? Perhaps chronologically, or straight through, or a mishmash? I’m taking my second chronological turn through the Bible, and recently finished the Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the Bible). Thank you, Lord. Numbers nearly...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Of the liturgical church calendar, I miss the Lenten services (most notably Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday) the most. I attended a Presbyterian church for many years, both as a child and as a young adult, and only grew to appreciate the liturgy during my later...
Shrove Tuesday: Beginnings

Shrove Tuesday: Beginnings

And so it begins: Shrove Tuesday. Shrove is the past tense of shrive; per Dictionary.com, (to) shrive is defined as: impose penance on (a sinner). grant absolution to (a penitent). hear the confession of (a person). The French interpret this as Mardi Gras, or...
Lent 2017: In Preparation

Lent 2017: In Preparation

Lent 2017: In Preparation Lent 2017 begins next week! I can’t believe the season is already upon us. Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is typically a feast day made even more celebratory by its successor, Ash Wednesday. The latter marks the day many...