Fasting is temporarily abstaining from food (electronic media, television, etc.) for a period of time with the purpose of focusing on prayer and spiritual guidance. Welcome to week 4 of our Lent guide! After spending last week studying prayer, this week’s topic of fasting is a natural follow-up. As we persevere through the discomfort of fasting, […]
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Are you intimidated by the practice of fasting? Does the thought of going forty days without food make you faint from hunger? Relax–God is not impressed with the length of your fasting or the depth of your suffering, but with the heart of your scarifice. To do the Lenten devotion Fasting that Pleases God please […]
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As a child, I remember the solemn mass of Ash Wednesday and being anointed with ashes in the sign of the cross on my forehead. As an adult, I attend a Protestant church, but I’ve always loved the traditional church calendar recognized by the Catholic Church. There […]
Mary and I invite you to join us August 10-14, 2020, for the 5 Days to Fast & Pray for our Nation initiative. Our country needs your prayers Please join us.
Fear has left its mark on me. It was how I did life. Most of my decisions were based on fear—not fear of God— but fear of everything. Will anyone be upset if I do this? Will so-and-so be mad at me if I do that? What will my neighbors/friends/relatives think if I do this? […]
I love January because it represents fresh starts. All possibilities are open. Usually at this early point in the year, I haven’t made too many glaring mistakes or committed a hoard of selfish sins yet. Of course, as a Christ-follower, I can confess sin and receive fresh power of the Holy Spirit any time of […]