Nothing More to Give

By |2019-03-13T01:20:17+00:00March 13th, 2019|Blog, Lent, Lent 2019|

I’ve been thinking about Lent this year and honestly, I’m exhausted. I feel like I have given up so much during this season of life (the ability to sleep through the night uninterrupted, my free time, time to read for pleasure, my personal space as little boys cling to me constantly). The idea of being

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Tensions of Lent

By |2019-03-07T11:58:18+00:00March 8th, 2019|Blog, Lent, Lent 2019|

In this video, Kevin Makins reflects on the tensions of Lent. Check out his reflections on Ash Wednesday. "A lot of life is lived between two tensions ... Do you feel any tension in your life - in your work, or in your family, or in your values?" Check out other videos from Kevin on

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Ash Wednesday, a reflection

By |2019-03-05T23:03:46+00:00March 6th, 2019|Blog, Lent, Lent 2019|

Jesus said that all the laws and instructions from the prophets could be reduced to two simple commands: Love God with everything you are and love others the way you love yourself. But what if you don’t love yourself? It goes from a really simple command to an insurmountable hurdle when loving yourself seems impossible.

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My Good Friday Dress

By |2018-04-04T13:09:12+00:00March 29th, 2018|Canadian Culture, Church, Lent, Theological reflection|

This post first appeared as “My Good Friday Dress” on leannefriesen.com. Republished with permission.   I’m a little embarrassed to admit how much time I spend on a Sunday morning looking at my closet and deciding what to wear.  I know it’s not that unusual for people to spend time thinking about their clothes, but

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Death of a Triumphant Jesus

By |2018-04-05T14:06:31+00:00March 26th, 2018|Blog, Church, Lent, Palm Sunday, Theological reflection|

This post first appeared as “Death of a Triumphant Jesus” on brandonshillington.com. Republished with permission. Yesterday was Palm Sunday. Often Palm Sunday is a joy-filled day Christians wave Palm Branches and celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as a victory of vision – a delightful moment when the world saw and celebrated

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Taking On for Lent

By |2018-04-05T14:09:14+00:00March 5th, 2018|Canadian Culture, Church, Lent, Theological reflection|

Taking On for Lent Repent, then, and turn to God, so that He will forgive your sins. (Acts 3:19) Repentance in Scripture is the act of turning from sin and turning towards Christ. Giving up what keeps us from relationship with God, and moving towards that which helps us know Him more. In the season

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Thoughts On Lent and Dying

By |2018-02-15T15:10:56+00:00February 16th, 2018|Blog, Lent, Stories, Theological reflection|

I always talk about following Jesus as the way to life, and I believe that deep down in my bones. I also know deep down in those same bones that the way to this life often starts with death – as annoying as that can be. The last couple of years of my life

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