Tag: Lent

Throwback Lent: What Tech-Free Sundays Taught Me

  “That’s it?” I asked. “Makes you realize things aren’t always what they seem, huh?” She answered. My cousin, Britainy, and I were parked at the gates of Graceland, the mecca for those who travel from as far away as Japan to pay their respects 

Throwback Lent: What to Read in 2015

I’m always behind on reading. The two bookshelves in our office are overflowing with yet-to-be-explored tomes. Our bedside tables are stuffed with the books we’ve been trying to mule through for months. So, last Sunday, as part of our Throwback Lent, Fred and I waded through 

Throwback Lent: What the Grocery Store Teaches Us About Life

   “It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.” –David Foster 

Throwback Lent: Why You Should “Blow Up Your TV”

  TV is exhausting. Fred and I don’t have what my uncle refers to as “the idiot box,” so navigating our throwback, tech-free Lenten discipline never included the elimination of the tube. Besides, cable was alive and well in the 90s, and unfortunately, is still 

Throwback Lent: Ashes and Boomboxes

For each Sunday in Lent, Fred and I are giving up all technology that was not invented and/or available in 1995. This means no iPhones, no email, no Internet, no social media, no texting, no iTunes. We’re traveling with Jesus old school style, and you 

Throwback Lent: Doing Church like It’s 1995

[caption id="attachment_3030" align="aligncenter" width="387"]Me with my Indiglo watch, on my 14th birthday in the spring of 1995. Me with my Indiglo watch, on my 14th birthday.[/caption]

Throwback Sunday

In 1995, I was a 14-year-old underdeveloped eighth-grader, overly excited about boys and unmotivated by actual spirituality.