Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lent: Lessons To Learn From Ash Wednesday

Published on YourTango on 2/22/12

Starting over on a goal is usually depressing but Ash Wednesday teaches us to celebrate instead!

“Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return.” This Biblical verse is one that many hear during an Ash Wednesdayservice, marking the beginning of Lent. It is commonly said as ashes are placed on their forehead. For those involved, this is a powerful reminder of our mortality and the need for both confession and repentance.

Read more at http://www.yourtango.com/experts/the-rev-christopher-smith/starting-over-remembering-celebration-lesson-ash

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Lent: Lessons To Learn From Ash Wednesday

Article featured at allVoices on 2/22/12

Don’t let a barrier get in the way of making your goal a reality! Starting over on a goal is usually depressing but Ash Wednesday teaches us to celebrate instead!…This Biblical verse is one that many hear during an Ash Wednesday service, marking the beginning of Lent.

Read this feature at http://www.allvoices.com/news/11572288-lent-lessons-to-learn-from-ash-wednesday-expert

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6 Steps To Avoid Temptation: Lessons From Shrove Tuesday

Published on YourTango on 2/20/12

Temptations abound in our lives – learn 6 steps to avoid them from Shrove Tuesday

Temptations fill each of our lives. Sometimes these are temptations we wrestle with all of our life and at times these are short term temptations. Regardless, what we are often tempted to do is to try to avoid the thing that is tempting us. Often, it can be more effective to remove from our lives the things that lead to the temptation. This is a lesson we can learn from Shrove Tuesday.

Read more at http://www.yourtango.com/experts/the-rev-christopher-smith/6-steps-avoid-temptation-lesson-shrove-tuesday-expe

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