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Articles for March 2014 

Mar 28, 2014

Noticing Moments of Grace

Jennifer Castle

I have been trying a new Lenten practice this year.  Entering into Lent, I decided that I would write a letter of appreciation to a different person each day.  In preparation I created a list of likely recipients and I thought I would just go down the list one-by-one.  Like most best laid plans, this one has gone awry - but in a wonderfully unexpected way.

Each day that…  MORE >>

Topics: Devotionals

Mar 24, 2014

Preparing for More

Jennifer Castle

We are now into our fourth week of Lent.  How is your Lenten practice going?  Have you given up anything?  Or added anything?  I found this video and really loved his assertion that Lent is about preparing for the resurrection, and not about adding to our scarcity midsets.  

How about you?  How is Lent preparing you for a…  MORE >>

Topics: Devotionals, Video

Mar 17, 2014

Hope for the Past

Jennifer Castle

Parker Palmer is one of my favorite spiritual writers, and he shared this poem by David Ray last week on his Facebook page.  I have been thinking about it ever since.  Here's the poem:  

Thanks, Robert Frost 

Do you have hope for the future?
someone asked Robert Frost, toward the end.
Yes, and even for…  MORE >>

Topics: Devotionals

Mar 10, 2014

Entry into Lent

Jennifer Castle


My entry into Lent was a bumpy one.  We found out last week that one of our cars needs major repair work, and we have been trying to decide whether to cut our losses and sell the car or spend a minor fortune to fix it.  This has added a layer of stress to our already fast-paced lives with two teenagers. 

Given this circumstance, I was…  MORE >>

Topics: Devotionals
Articles for March 2014