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  • Lent 2022: Ash Wednesday.

    It’s that time of year again, when millions of Christians worldwide commit to 40 days of fasting, prayer, tithing, and reflection. It’s also time for me to commit to being a regular blogger. So join me, won’t you, as I prepare for Easter, one day and post, at a time.

  • Lent 2021: Good Friday.

    “It is finished.”

  • CoviDiaries: Easter and my Totem.

    It doesn’t quite feel like Easter, but I know it’s coming.

  • Lent 2020, Day 39: It is finished.

    With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

  • Lent 2020, Day 38: The dark night of Jesus’ Soul.

    “We all try to accept with some sort of submission our afflictions when they actually arrive. But the prayer in Gethsemane shows that the preceding anxiety is equally God’s will and equally part of our human destiny. The perfect Man experienced it. And the servant is not greater than the master. We are Christians, not Stoics.”

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    Lent 2020: Ash Wednesday

    A few minutes before noon, Zoe and I walked across the one-way street where our Uber had let us out, and headed up the sloping ramp into the church. It was dark…

  • Throwback Thursday: Pain in heels while walking.

    Note: This post first appeared on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on March 9, 2012. ~Alisha   If you clicked on this post expecting a piece on platforms, sorry, not getting that.…

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    Easter 2017

    Happy Easter! Sunday was very warm, bright and sunny. Our church’s sanctuary was decorated with many lilies and tulips, and the smell of incense wafted through the building. The sun’s rays poured…

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    Lent- Day 38: Tonight we eat and drink, for tomorrow He dies.

    The Last Supper.   Today is Maundy Thursday, A.K.A., the day before Black Friday. From Wikipedia:   Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday,…

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    Lent- Day 27: For rich or poor.

    (Image source: YouTube)   My home infusion nurse Charlie was over on Wednesday, administering IVIG. While the Gamunex dripped into my vein through my accessed PowerPort, he spoke about visiting a very…