Lent
beginning Lent

beginning Lent

It's Ash Wednesday today, and here is the first of the daily Lenten Food For Faith encouragements. I'm very aware of the many people around the world who have signed up...

Lent Online 2017

Lent Online 2017

In response to requests, Food For Faith is offering an online retreat. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 1 March and this six week season of growth in faith seemed like...

the voice

the voice

We are almost half way through the season of Lent. Often by this stage our initial commitments and enthusiasms have faced and the demands and routines of daily life...

Lent – in Autumn?

Lent – in Autumn?

One of the first Food For Faith video clips was this one from Lent a couple of years ago. Hurunui readers will recognise the beautiful Cheviot Hills reserve. While the...

unto dust…

unto dust…

The encouragement that usually accompanies the imposition of Ash Wednesday ashes is "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel." But when I was a child the...

a lenten lesson

a lenten lesson

In the peace of this Holy Saturday morning I have been thinking back over the past six weeks through the Lenten pilgrimage to Palm Sunday and the Holy Week liturgies....

Lent & springtime

Lent & springtime

"In these days we are in the heart of the season of Lent. The word "Lent" comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning "to lengthen" or "spring - the lengthening of...

Aesop, Noah & 2015

Aesop, Noah & 2015

For my seventh birthday my Godmother gave me my first book without pictures. It was called simply “Aesop’s Fables,” a title made up of two words that I had never heard...

follow the good

follow the good

I'm thinking ahead a couple of days to Lent which begins this week on Ash Wednesday. I heard someone once say that Lent was a kind of "boot camp" for the Christian, a...

Lent & Autumn

Lent & Autumn

It is Lent and, at least here in New Zealand, it is also Autumn. It is different in the northern hemisphere where it is springtime, but I like our southern match. You...

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