DIGNITY and POISE March 23, 2017

Turn on your TV for 15 minutes, and see how many evidences of humility you see or hear. It will be startling if you find even one. From politics to athletics and everywhere in between, we seem to be continually blowing our own horns, making sure others know how great we are, and specifically how much greater we are than others.

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Humility March 21, 2017

Who is your hero? Someone you want to emulate. A quick walk through the mall will demonstrate that we even tend to dress like the people we most admire. Let our celebrity crush or hero pick up a new habit or look, and suddenly it’s trending across the nation and world.

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“Have a happy Lent!” March 16, 2017

Easter and Christmas are my favorite times of the year. Christmas is when Jesus left heaven so we could go there. Lent and Easter are when He conquered death and sin so we can, too.

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new life to your prayer life March 15, 2017

A powerful way to pray on any day, but perhaps especially during Lent, is by praying the Examen. More than 400 years ago, St. Ignatius Loyola developed a few steps to prayer that focus on God’s very real presence, and this has become a powerful help to many followers of Jesus. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to sense and acknowledge God’s presence and to discern His direction for us.

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made-to-order time March 9, 2017

Are you constantly on the run? Is your calendar packed? Then do a calendar edit for the rest of Lent. Anything that isn’t essential, mark off.

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