Minimalism, Christianity and Lent

Does having too much stuff keep us from our relationship with God?
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Three ways to add something for Lent

by Laura Gentry | I don’t give things up for Lent. Instead, I add something. After all, Lent is not just about fasting; it’s about feasting. The whole reason for giving up something is to make more room for God in our lives — so that we can feast on God’s mercy. Adding a spiritual discipline, I found, is a great way to observe Lent. It can draw you into a heightened awareness of God’s presence in your daily life and truly prepare you for the celebration of Easter. MORE ›

Faith reflections: Just one tunic

by Sarah Scherschligt | We can reflect on Jesus’ directive to the disciples and imagine why going with only one tunic was good for them — and might be good for us. Read more MORE ›

Cafe group: Minimalism for Lent

March 2018
Minimalism, Christianity and Lent
by Becca Ehrlich
Does stuff distract us from our relationship with God?
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Faith reflections: Just one tunic
by Sarah Scherschligt
We can reflect on Jesus’ directive to the disciples and imagine why going with only one tunic was good for them — and might be good for us.
Read more MORE ›

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