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Why we celebrate Lent

How I Have Come to Celebrate What Used to be a Burden

  I grew up participating in Lent. My parents never "made me" give up anything for Lent.  They told me what they were going to give up, and encouraged me to think about giving something up too. We ate fish or pancakes on Friday nights, and on Good Friday we fasted until dinner time. Being the over achiever that I was (am), I embraced the forty days with zeal to be the best … Read More


Jesse Tree at a Glance:: Christ is Born to Three Wise Men

My heart is bursting to celebrate Christmas Day with each one of you!  We have made it to our last few days of the Jesse Tree and it has been a joy to journey together recounting the faithfulness of our God. I pray this week will be filled with all the savoring and reveling it can provide--this week is the home stretch--the victory lap...the amazing receiving of Christ being born to save … Read More


Jesse Tree AT A GLANCE :: Jonah Hides to Mary and Joseph

We have rounded the half-way point of the Jesse Tree and every day are inching closer to the pinnacle of the story--the keeping of a promise--Jesus. Only twelve days until Christmas. Whether you have joined us this month from the beginning or just now are jumping into the Jesse Tree--welcome! It is not too late to take some time focusing on the true meaning of Christmas this season with … Read More