Lent 2020| Focusing Our Hearts on God

Wednesday, February 26 marks the beginning of the 2020 Lenten season that runs until April 11, the Saturday before Easter. How are you observing Lent this year? What are you giving up for this year’s Lenten season? Observed by a number of denominations, Lent is an earnest period of preparation for Christians leading up to […]

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Lent 2017

How Are You Observing Lent This Year? With today being Ash Wednesday, believers around the world start observing Lent. Lent is the annual time of fasting and reflection that begins the forty days before Easter, excluding Sunday. This year, Lent runs from March 1 to April 16 (Easter Sunday). Lent commemorates the 40 days Jesus […]

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To Fast or Not to Fast

I must admit, having lived a good portion of my adult life practicing a lifestyle of excess, fasting is a fairly new topic to me. One look at me and you can readily surmise that, historically, I’m not in the habit of skipping meals. Honestly, denying myself pleasure and gratification hasn’t been one of my […]

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The Discipline of Fasting

The idea of doing without is not a popular concept in our culture. However, in ancient times, fasting was a routinely practiced discipline, as commonly practiced as prayer. Indeed, in biblical times, we see that fasting is often times practiced in conjunction with prayer. In the Bible, fasting usually refers to going without food and […]

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