This Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Christians will celebrate Ash Wednesday. This solemn occasion is the traditional start of the Lenten season when Christians prepare for Easter by reflecting on their mortality, their need for a Savior, and the renewal of spiritual disciplines in their lives. I recall the Ash Wednesday during the last Presidential election … Continue reading Bold Ashes
Growing up in suburban Atlanta in the 1950s and 1960s, I recall how every Friday of each Spring, my family avoided eating out at a nearby fish restaurant (Rio Vista). I was told it was because Catholics ate fish on Fridays due to something called Lent. And Rio Vista was always crowded on Fridays. When … Continue reading It’s Lent But Easter’s Coming!