The Power of Praise #4

Today we are wrapping up this series on The Power of Praise. We have already looked at the power praise has in our lives and in the lives of our children. (Here are the previous posts, #1, #2 and #3 … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Give Anything up for Lent

Growing up Catholic, I was used to giving up something for Lent. As a kid it was chocolate or donuts or some other treat. One year it was comic books–that was hard. For years after I left the Catholic Church I … Continue reading

Ash Wednesday – Beginning of Lent

What is Ash Wednesday? I grew up going to church and had memories of people talking about giving up something for Lent, but I had never heard of Ash Wednesday until my last move when I joined my present church. The Ash Wednesday … Continue reading