King of My Heart.

4/6 ((from Brittany)) I had every intention of participating in Lent this year, but somewhere along the way I got stuck. I did what any good indecisive personality would do and I kept putting it off. I read blogs on what other people were doing, jotted down ideas for my own life. I kept trying…

The Season of Bright Sadness.

4/4 ((from Natalie)) I did not grow up observing Lent.  My knowledge of what was intended in this spiritual practice was limited.  All I knew is that some of the Catholics around me spent the 40 days abstaining from something that they enjoyed.  As an outsider, someone without Christian faith or understanding, this solemn Lenten…

Is Lent Just About Giving Up?

4/3 ((from Kate)) The church I grew up in didn’t put much emphasis on Lent. The church I’ve grown in the last nine years puts lots ‘o’ emphasis on Lent. But what is giving stuff up for forty days actually for? Good question. And a fuzzy answer if you don’t go digging, because as Christians…

Springs in the Desert.

4/2 ((from Abbie)) I spent the sum of last week hiking through the Paria canyon located in Southern Utah and Arizona, accompanied by my husband and some friends of ours. The stretch was over 50 miles, starting in the Buckskin Gulch (the longest slot canyon in the US, possibly the world), and covering the entire…

The Invitation of Spring.

4/1 ((from Eve)) I don’t think I really appreciated spring until I lived through a double portion of winter. I had just finished up a year-long internship with Cru in New Zealand, and in the southern hemisphere you experience the season opposite of what’s happening in the U.S. I left New Zealand in October, where…