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Remember….

Each year as we enter the Season of Lent, I get the privilege of experiencing Lent myself, but also seeing it through the eyes of each of the children. From the three-year old who is so enthusiastic about “giving up … Continue reading

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The Twentieth Day

The big children asked me what day they should be on in their devotional books today and I realized as I counted the days from the Third Sunday in Lent that we are halfway through Lent. This week has been … Continue reading

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A Long Lenten Healing

  Lent always makes me think of this boy and the Lent he spent in the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia. He went into the hospital the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and came home on Palm … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Alleluia

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we will then pass through the darkness of Holy Week to the light of Easter. One of the things that we “fast” from during Lent is the use of the word “Alleluia” or “Hallelujah”. … Continue reading

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Lent: What do the Children Understand?

This morning F said to me “It’s almost Christmas.”  I’m not sure why, he said this, but I thought that perhaps he had heard us discussing Lent for this year and had gotten the calendar mixed in his head. So … Continue reading

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