Yesterday day was Ash Wednesday. Did you observe the day in any significant way? For the last few years I've attended churches where they smudge a cross on your forehead with ashes.  This year... I live in another place and Ash Wednesday was just another day... as it has been for most of my life. I missed it.  Not so much having ash applied to my face... but the order of going to church... and making a plan for what I will do to observe Lent. There's much good in my world.  But somehow, this year, I feel scattered and unfocused.  I need to feel more grounded. Yesterday I thought I'd sign … [Read more...]