February 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

Today begins the season of Lent. I must admit that Lent did not usually mean very much to me until several years ago. Since that time regardless of what I have chosen to give up or add and regardless of my success in doing so, Lent has always been a deeply spiritual time for me. It is a deeply reflective time for me and I greatly enjoy the power of this church season. I am not always sure what it is (besides God of course) that causes it to be so powerful and so meaningful, but I do know that it is a great time for me to focus more clearly on Christ. Some lent seasons have been deeply challenging and painful, while others have been very reflective. I am hoping for the latter this time around, but we will see what God (and life) have in store for this season. We need to be people who take more time to reflect, regardless of what we believe in God. I am already excited for what Lent will bring this year.