I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie (new CTW article)

Here’s an excerpt from a new piece that just went up at CTW, in which I document my first Ash Wednesday service (observed last year) and it’s connection to The Hunger Games …

My First Ash Wednesday

We’ve observed the 40-day (plus Sundays) season of Lent …

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What's So Good About Good Friday?

A few years ago I was asked to write a piece for TCW Magazine exploring our natural tendency to want the high of Easter Sunday without the low of Good Friday. As we once again find ourselves in the midst of another Dark Friday, I thought I’d share …

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A Lenten Collection (and it's free)

Hi All,

Welcome to the new CAROLYNARENDS.COM BLOG – which looks a lot like the old blog, but is easier to navigate. I hope you enjoy it!

Please consider this your formal invitation to subscribe to the new blog (meaning when I post you’ll know about it.) A Lenten Collection (and it’s free)…