Sugarless Lent Prepares My Heart for the Sweetness of Christ, A Guest Post at (in)courage

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. I grew up in a church that observed no more of the Church calendar than Easter and Christmas, but I was introduced to Lent in college, when I developed a great appreciation for its reminder of Jesus' 40 days of temptation in the wilderness and of His … Continue reading Sugarless Lent Prepares My Heart for the Sweetness of Christ, A Guest Post at (in)courage

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Overcome

Every Good Friday, as I contemplate the death of Jesus, I think about the death of my own father, who died eight years ago of pancreatic cancer on Good Friday itself. It's hard to think the timing of a loved one's death could be good no matter when it is--and my father's death was a … Continue reading Overcome

Resurrection Eggs

We spent the past nine days opening up resurrection eggs every morning--I got my ideas on how to put them together from this blog, which I found on Pinterest.  I tweaked the blog author's ideas a tiny bit, but I mostly followed what she had.  If you're not familiar with resurrection eggs, each egg contains … Continue reading Resurrection Eggs