Lenten Letters: Trifling

That may be a topic you did not expect me to bring up. Especially overseas, as I have just learned that a trifle there is defined as “an English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream”. No, I’m not giving up baking pastries, because from where IContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Trifling”

The Intersection of Lent and Purim

Within certain circles that overlap my sphere, much conversation has focused lately on how David fulfilled the purpose for his generation. However, beginning at sunset today, many,  perhaps as many as 15-million people will celebrate a woman who was created for a time such as this. This time also leads us to the intersection ofContinue reading “The Intersection of Lent and Purim”

Lenten Letters: Hesitation

Even now as I attempt to begin this conversation, I find myself hesitating. So with further delay, let’s get things underway on this edition of “Becoming Today”. Over the past two weeks, I’ve been writing a letter a day in an attempt to give things up for Lent. It’s an exercise I decided to tryContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Hesitation”

Lenten Letters: Discouragement

On this edition of “Becoming Today”, I’ll share my desire to let go of discouragement. Holding true to my promise to spend the 40-days of Lent by each day dealing with a troublesome issue I’d like to ‘give up’, first let’s come to a mutually understood definition of why I know I need to releaseContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Discouragement”

Lenten Letters: False Beliefs

As I continue on with this focus on releasing and healing, I want to remind why I’ve undertaken this process.  Even in secular culture the idea of giving something up for Lent has increased in practice in recent years. Though without the deep spiritual connection it seems many of the promises of giving something up,Continue reading “Lenten Letters: False Beliefs”

Lenten Letters: Procrastination

Our current focus on giving things up for Lent has led me to undertake this series of releases. Attempting to let go of any number of behaviors, concerns, ideas or situations. On this edition of “Becoming Today”, I’m seeking to say goodbye to procrastination. Hello Rochelle, Well we’ve been down this road before, haven’t we?Continue reading “Lenten Letters: Procrastination”

Lenten Letters: Clouded Vision

Continuing forward our focus for this season has to do with the premise of giving something up for Lent. If you’re just joining us for this step along our shared path you can learn more in our post “Illuminating Lent”. For those who have been with us over the past week, you already know I’mContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Clouded Vision”

Lenten Letters: Comparing

Welcome to another week. How have things been going for you? Have you been giving some thought to the idea of what you need to give up? What do you need to release in order to continue forward in your becoming? That’s the basis of this idea, we are continuing to share on this editionContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Comparing”

I’m Struggling With This Lenten Letter

Throughout this week, we’ve begun a 40-day process to help ourselves grow and be better able to be becoming. On Tuesday, I introduced the concept in “Illuminating Lent”. Since then I’ve dealt with issues of releasing, connecting the dots between letting go of guilt and shame plus seeking various types of peace. Now on thisContinue reading “I’m Struggling With This Lenten Letter”

Lenten Letters: Seeking Peace

Continuing on in our process of “Illuminating Lent”, on this edition of “Becoming Today”, I’ll share the latest letter, as I seek solace. Truly, as I search for help in becoming more peaceful. Plus I’ll also revisit some words I shared a year ago, that remain relevant as what the world truly needs is peace.Continue reading “Lenten Letters: Seeking Peace”

Lenten Letters: Connecting the Dots

Tuesday, I shared that the practice of giving something up between now and Easter or Resurrection Sunday, came from the suffering and temptations Jesus made as he prepared for the ultimate sacrifice He would make for us all.  It has been put upon my heart to deeply explore this Lenten season with a focus onContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Connecting the Dots”

Lenten Letters: Releasing

Today we begin a new concept. As I shared yesterday, neither the word Lent, nor any indication of it being a prescribed religious practice appear in the Scriptures. Though the basis for the concept is most definitely in the Bible. It is a time for Jesus followers to attempt to mirror the 40-days spent inContinue reading “Lenten Letters: Releasing”

Illuminating Lent

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Lenten season. While observed by many, the words, descriptions and terms will vary by denomination however all seem to be focused on the reason for the practices. So what is Lent? How does it relate to our shared path, plus I’m proposing an exercise we can all attempt overContinue reading “Illuminating Lent”

Becoming Presidential

For some this Monday is still part of the weekend. Here in the United States we pause to observe what is commonly called “President’s Day”.  Though that’s not the legal name of this federally recognized holiday.  Did you know when Congress consolidated the number of observances and moved them to specific Mondays within a givenContinue reading “Becoming Presidential”

Lessons Learned

This past week we focused on “UnLearning”. This is a process that I have been actively dealing with again in my most recent season of life. In yesterday’s post, you can revisit the key areas that I’ve been working through. I am happy to say I have learned some valuable lessons, though some of theseContinue reading “Lessons Learned”

From Within: Learning UnLearning

This past week we’ve bridged a few things and hopefully we also helped you cross over some divides in your life that may have been preventing you from making progress. This week much of our attention has been focused on learning the process of “UnLearning”. So we’ll review these concepts on this edition of “BecomingContinue reading “From Within: Learning UnLearning”

From Within: UnLearning Scarcity

This week we’ve been involved in discussions of why “UnLearning” is so important. Now moving forward let’s talk about why the sooner you can release and overcome scarcity or the fear of lack, the better off we all can be. That’s our topic on this edition of “Becoming Today”. Are you ready to let goContinue reading “From Within: UnLearning Scarcity”

From Within: UnLearning Doubt

It’s another step here along our shared path. Sure we need to continue gaining wisdom and inspiration however the fact is that for many there is a significant amount of things we were taught that need to be released. Now we’ll take a look at how we go about “UnLearning: Doubt” on this edition ofContinue reading “From Within: UnLearning Doubt”