Ascension Joy

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Tomorrow (which is forty days after Easter) we celebrate Ascension Day (Himmelfahrt). On the fortieth day after His Resurrection, while speaking to the disciples about the kingdom of God, Jesus ascended and was hidden from … Read More

fasting experiences

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Last night at our small group meeting, we shared our respective experiences in fasting this week. Some of the descriptors of this week’s experience: weakness, distraction, lack of focus in prayer, bad mood, temptation . … Read More

Fasting during Lent

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Our Thursday home group has been discussing the spiritual discipline of fasting in recent weeks. We have decided as a group to fast together on Wednesdays (or Thursdays, if work prohibits on Wednesdays) during the … Read More

Green with Envy

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Today in my old home city of Philadelphia a victory parade of epic proportions is taking place.  For those of you completely out of touch, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl on Sunday! I … Read More