Ashes on My Heart

I was in grade-school the first time I saw someone with ashes swept neatly in the shape of a cross on their forehead. I grew up attending a small, private Episcopal school. Each year we were given the opportunity to participate in an Ash-Wednesday service where we would be blessed with a little black mark […]

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An Open-Door Advent

“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” (1 Timothy 1:15) I’ve been meditating on this verse as Advent is now upon us. I’ve lit a candle and placed in on my kitchen table to remind me of […]

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