When Even A Little Is Too Much

For almost forty days I did not taste the liquid joy that is coffee. Before “fasting” from coffee as part of my Lenten journey, I was drinking 8 to 12 cups a day. That’s the equivalent of the Pacific Ocean or it might as well have been, because when you deny yourself something, it grows […]

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fasting: Red Letter Challenge

Prayer…cool. Worship…definitely. Read scripture…on it. Fasting…er, um. That’s moving quickly, right? Seriously, of all the practices meant to help us grow closer to God and others, fasting is the one I have had the least experience with and the most difficulty incorporating into a regular rhythm. This is not a good thing. Fasting is a […]

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Ate (Lent #26)

This morning I ate a delicious cranberry muffin.  It was fresh and tasty.  It practically crumbled in my mouth.  Wonderful.  Accompanied by a fresh cup of coffee, I gobbled it up and was felt pretty good. All I had to do to enjoy my breakfast was to exchange a bit of money for it.  I […]

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