lent calendar journal resources

5 Tools for Lent: A Bittersweet Season

Ruben asked the same thing last year, “Isn’t Lent a Catholic thing?” It’s hard to welcome foreign ideas when you don’t understand them. I can’t say I understand all the historical background behind Lent and who started it and which religions observe it. What I do know is that it prepares us for the death […] Read more…

Why Joy Is Provocative

I don’t always appreciate when people tell me, “You’re so optimistic. I wish I could be like you”. It sounds and looks like a compliment, but as someone who pulls on a smile with effort at times, I want to set the record straight. Over the past year I’ve been thinking a lot about who […] Read more…

The Gift I Didn’t Deserve

Last Year… It was about 8 PM, and the plastic surgery patients were suffering from cabin fever after a month on board with no windows. We often took them to the outer decks after hours to get some energy out. Dylan’s grandma was holding the mobile phone to her ear and holding me tight with […] Read more…

Our Favorite Moments of 2015

2015 It’s over! The year has finished and if you’re reading this, you made it on to the next one. This next year is one more example of God’s grace in our lives. Even with our mess-ups and regrets, we get another chance to live the life we dream of, the abundant life God promises […] Read more…

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