Tagged: ash wednesday

Woodstoves and Ash Wednesday

By Christie Purifoy Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Every winter I walk a circle. It begins at the woodstove in my kitchen where I will cram one more hardwood log into the fiery...

Ashes and Chocolate

By Bonnie O’Neil Ash Wednesday, the first day of the 40-day period called Lent that ends on Easter Sunday, marks the beginning of our journey of reflection to the cross. On this day, pilgrims...

The Futility of Lent

By Elrena Evans The alarm clock rings early, and I am still asleep when it rings—an oddity, for an erstwhile early riser. But I am full from stacks of pancakes and fastnachts consumed last...