Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real Lent

Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real Lent

COVID forces us to fast from physical touch, from connecting with the things we want to do. It is an invitation to go deeper.

Fasting in a Pandemic

Fasting in a Pandemic

How involuntarily fasting from normalcy this Lent teaches us humility, gratitude, and solidarity.

Coping with Anxiety in a Pandemic

Coping with Anxiety in a Pandemic

From Sojourners: Nationally, we are experiencing anxiety we haven’t known since 9/11. We haven’t felt this helpless, fragile, and mortal for nearly a generation. So, what are we going to do about it? Read my latest Sojo piece here.

Unplug for Good Friday’s Sake: A Time to Quiet the Noise

Unplug for Good Friday’s Sake: A Time to Quiet the Noise

Lent 2018 officially ends with Maundy Thursday, when we remember Jesus’s last meal with his friends.   You may remember that I pledged to keep “Tech Shabbats,” this Lent, a 24-hour periodin which I’d put away my smartphone. Guess how that went? It’s hard to 

The Key to Curbing Your Smartphone Addiction in the Digital Age? Lenten Sabbaths

The Key to Curbing Your Smartphone Addiction in the Digital Age? Lenten Sabbaths

The February after Fred and I started dating in December 2008, I told him I was preparing for Lent. “Lint?” He asked. “Lent.” I said. “Lint? Like pocket lint?” I laughed. “Sort of … but L-E-N-T.” Lent and lint? They actually do have something in 

Why Winter is Hard—and How Sabbath Can Help

Why Winter is Hard—and How Sabbath Can Help

By the time you read this, I’ll be on a cruise ship, recovering from North Carolina’s record-breaking snow. It’s a much-needed reprieve from only a month’s worth of winter, one that even a balmy 60-degree weekend couldn’t melt in the shadowy places. As much as