Lent prepares us for Easter by asking us to do the very thing Jesus did for us--sacrifice something of ourselves.
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Power of Prayer

Pray the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

A classic prayer in Orthodox churches that can help your observance reflect a true Lenten spirit.

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Living Longer, Living Better

How to Balance Your Life: Keep the Sabbath

How honoring God's commandment and keeping the Sabbath can bring peace to your busy life. 

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Daily Devotions

Hitting the Wall

A switch in thinking about ongoing problems opens up a new reserve of energy.

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How to Pray

3 Ways to Pray a Prayer of Mortality

An invitation to forgive quickly and to live gratefully, humbly and mindfully

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Emotional and Mental Health

Back to War?

It is time for the country to take a deep collective breath.

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Power of Prayer

10 Bible Verses to Banish Fear

Fear hits all of us–but here is Scripture to help you get beyond it, to something better.

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Prayer Stories

10 Questions to Consider During Lent

God wants us to examine ourselves and meditate on Him, His Word and His plan for our lives.

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How to Pray

An Artful Journey Through Lent

Discover the Lenten sketchbooks of Paul Soupiset and have a prayer focus for each day.

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How to Pray

40 Days to Simplify Your Soul

A Lenten reader "that invites both the soul and the body to a holy retooling."

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Positive Living

A Time for Dancing | Guideposts

Before the penitential season of Lent begins, let's cut a rug a la Fred Astaire.

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