Stations of the Cross
Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew. I’m Taylor and I want to talk to you about one of my favorite prayers that we pray throughout the year. We always celebrate it throughout the Lenten Season and that is the Stations of the Cross. The reason I love this prayer is because it helps […]
I Wish the Saints Were Kidding Sometimes
Part of my Lenten activities this year include reading a book called “A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. John of the Cross”, by Rev. George Mangiaracina, O.C.D. This book has a reflection for every day in Lent. I have to admit, this hasn’t been easy for me. I am drawn to St. John […]
Ways to Win this Lent: 7 Quick Tips
1. Intentionally look beyond yourself Though Lent is a time for prayer and fasting, it does not mean you are called to be a narcissist. Strive to build up the kingdom of God through your prayers and fasting. Do someone else’s chores. Invite someone to join you for a Holy Hour. Offer up your suffering for […]
Lent Ideas to Live & Share
Lent begins and many struggle to find a solid sacrifice to embrace for the journey. Take a look at a few of the options below and pick one, pick one per day or pick a category and rotate through the sacrifices. Share the images or this post to inspire others to journey with you. Comment […]
Easter, Shawshank Style
Christians have traditionally called themselves an “Easter people” …but what does it mean to be an Easter people when “Easter” means “back to normal”?
Bringing In New Life
How are we different after the Easter Season? How has Easter changed you? Lent helps us prepare for the new life that Christ brings, just as much as it helps us prepare ourselves to be different with the Risen Christ.
Ça Va Aller (It Will Be Fine)
From June to November 2013 I lived in Burkina Faso, a small West African country nestled between Mali, Niger, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. It’s a very tiny country, the size of Colorado. It’s landlocked and as a result of that, very poor. It’s considered to be the third poorest country in the world, and the […]