I’m just regular dust: A reflection on Ash Wednesday

I’m not stardust. I don’t sparkle. I’m not made of the magical stuff from far off and distant places. I’m made of ordinary dust. The dust that is below my feet. I’m made of the stuff that this earth is made of. I’m a part of that cycle. My essence is not connected with somethingContinue reading “I’m just regular dust: A reflection on Ash Wednesday”

Hump Day Hymns – Lent edition: The Glory of These Forty Days

The glory of these forty days We celebrate with songs of praise; For Christ, by whom all things were made,  Himself has fasted and has prayed. Alone and fasting, Moses saw The loving God who gave the law; And to Elijah, fasting, came  The steeds and chariots of flame. So Daniel trained his mystic sight,Continue reading “Hump Day Hymns – Lent edition: The Glory of These Forty Days”

“Remember, you are dust…”

I’ve always enjoyed Ash Wednesday services.  I enjoy them not because they make me happy, but because they are powerful.  The reminder that we are dust, and to dust we will return is an important reminder.  The feeling of the grit of the ash on my forehead helps me to remember the grit of myContinue reading ““Remember, you are dust…””