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Sanctification? - In Preparation for Easter

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I did nothing to officially observe Lent this year even though we now go to a church that has Lenten specific services. But, having a new baby makes it difficult to do a whole lot of anything. Still, I thought Lent would be a good time of year to write something on the subject of sanctification.

As a side note I’m not exactly sure why we...

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Lent is About More Than Just Fasting

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 17, 2011 at 9:38 PM

My first encounter with Lent was a guy I knew in college fasting from refined sugar. A group of us had gone out to a restaurant; he sat there looking forlorn as we ate dessert. It seems like most people only think Lent is about giving something up. That is generally how I thought of it until this year. But, as I was reading about Lent this year I came across something inte...

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Lent 2

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM

The season of Lent is upon us. Last year I tried to do the traditional fasting from meat. It was my first attempt at observing Lent. My goal was not so much the exercising of my will power, but the experiencing of a little of what it's like to go without so that I might gain some compassion for the poo...

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Mardi Gras - Pancake Tuesday

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Today is Fat Tuesday, better known as Mardi Gras – the festival of flesh. For the last couple of years my wife and I have celebrated the somewhat tamer Australian version, Pancake Tuesday. What is the reason for all this revelry? Ash Wednesday follows, marking the start of Lent – forty days of fasting, going without as a religious exercise. So, Tuesday is the l...

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