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Category: Ash Wednesday

The Ashes of Repentance

Written by David Reim | February, 2021
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COVER STORY – ASH WEDNESDAY The custom of observing a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection began very early in the Christian church, but practices and customs varied among congregations in different areas. The First Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) unified the Christian church in observing Lent […] Read More

“Hat in Hand”

Written by Bruce Naumann | March, 2019
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DEVOTION – ASH WEDNESDAY An office worker named Bill had had just about enough. He was tired of the management’s incompetence. Most of all, he was tired of his immediate supervisor, Mr. Sanders. He had to vent about it somewhere, so he walked over to his co-worker’s desk and said “Sylvia, can you believe that […] Read More

When It’s Time to be Uncomfortable

Written by Steven Sippert | February, 2016
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It’s natural to seek a certain level of comfort. I’m talking about getting and being comfortable. People want to be comfortable in their clothing, in their homes, and in their lives. If we become uncomfortable, then we try to make a change of clothing, or the body position that doesn’t feel right, or the circumstances […] Read More

Smudged Face = Clean Heart?

Written by David W. Bernthal | February, 2013
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 “Tradition…tradition!”   Some of you may be humming or singing the catchy tune from Fiddler on the Roof by now. As good Lutherans, we know it isn’t only the Jewish faith that is rife with tradition. Our Lutheran heritage too has handed down many customs and traditions over the centuries. But if someone were to […] Read More