Lent this year begins on February 18th and continues until April 2. Below are some resources that might be helpful to you as you focus more intently on the love of Christ at Calvary.


Contemplating the Cross is a 40-day pilgrimage with Jesus as he faces his final eighteen hours. With dramatic narratives and meaningful personal reflections, the book takes you on your own journey, and you can't help but be changed. To read a sample devotional, click here. To read what others have said about their experience, click here.


Click here for several ideas to help you observe Lent--from creative ways to fast, to family devotions and more.


Click here for a playlist of worship songs that are fitting and deeply meaningful for the Lenten Season. (Warning: there may be ads over which I have no control).


I pray the resources on this site might be useful as you seek to more meaningfully connect with Jesus on your spiritual journey. Click here to sign up to receive devotionals or information about new projects from Tricia on occasion.


Plato once said, Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. This, I believe, is at the heart of kindness--identifying with the most common of bonds that humanity shares--life as struggle. Seventeenth century scientist and theologian Emmanuel Swedenborg describes kindness this way:

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
As a fruit of the Spirit, kindness is powerful in its simplicity and even the smallest attempt to focus on it can't help but be transformative. To that end, my goal for 2015 is to reflect on and practice kindness more intentionally.


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