What Lent means to me

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As a young girl, Lent to me was known as a time to give up something, which for any young child can be hard to do because we don’t fully understand the true meaning of Lent and why it is a time for preparation, reflection, and renewal.

I can always remember my parents and grandparents encouraging me to give up some something I loved, which for me that translated into candy, junk food, soda, my Nintendo DS, and less time on the computer and watching TV. Continue reading

Ambiguity

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1. Language learning experts claim that the “ability to tolerate ambiguity” is an important personality trait for individuals learning another language. I find that tolerance of ambiguity is helpful in my Christian journey as well.

Just as a language learner does not need to understand every single word in foreign language to get the general idea, so a Christian seeking to deepen his or her faith does not need to understand every single verse in the original Hebrew or Greek to move closer to God. Continue reading