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Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Yesterday, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday.  Lent is the 40-day season prior to Easter when Christians are encouraged to examine our lives and repent.  Repent simply means “to turn,” so during Lent we consider how we might turn away from that which separates us...

To Fast or Not to Fast

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Every year during Lent, I seem to have a conversation with someone about fasting. Usually the conversation starts with a question. Am I supposed to fast during Lent? Why do people fast during Lent? Or something like that. I explain that though fasting is not necessarily a Presbyterian...