What are YOU doing for Lent?
(Remember, Sundays aren't part of Lent!) Doing some chores can also provide a wonderful time for contemplation and prayer. It works great in my household, for when there's chores to be done, like dishes, the family is quick to disappear, leaving me free ...
Lent: Diet or sacrifice?
The idea is that you sacrifice something important to you as a symbol of your devotion ... So what are you doing for Lent? Disclaimer: These are my personal views based on my faith. This note is meant to provide some food for thought, NOT to preach ...
What Happens in Lent Doesn’t Stay in Lent
In a world where the only sacrifices that seems justifiable are those made in our own self-interest, there comes the annual observance of Lent for large tracts of ... “Why do you have the Batman symbol on your forehead?” Friends suggested short cuts.
What do eggs have to do with it? Five myths about Easter
The consumption of eggs on Easter Sunday may also be linked to the conclusion of Lent, a time when, in addition to meat, some Christian cultures avoided ... still decorate their eggs with religious symbols. Filled with chocolate or not, eggs are heavy ...
Signs of Easter: Where do the symbols come from and what do they mean?
Some of those symbols, with explanations provided by Stiers ... Tulips are a sign of new life and a prelude to days of sun and summer, just as Lent precedes the joy of Easter. Easter egg: Reflects the ancient belief eggs hold the secret of new life.