Lent: A Call to Repent

Missouri has decided it is spring. Yesterday, we met the cool morning air, with the sun starting to warm the earth and began the work of pulling up dead plants. Our tulips and daffodils burst from the ground a couple weeks ago, and now our lilies and sedum are making their presence known. Unlike the tulips and daffodils who bloom early and then die away, sedum and lilies grow for longer. They are in it for the long haul of summer. They don’t really die off until we head into fall. As a result, we left their dead and dying remains … Read more…

Lent and Our Little One

Lent and Our Little One

Last year Lent was an emotional roller coaster for us. We decided to give up meat and go vegetarian. However, a couple days into Lent, I realized I was pregnant. Out of fear of depriving my body of protein during early pregnancy, we started eating meat again. Lent was a new idea to us anyways. It is not a tradition that most churches of Christ practice. A week before Easter we learned that I had a blighted ovum. Easter weekend my body fully committed to the miscarriage. I still remember one of our elders bringing over a white Easter Lily to … Read more…