As you know, the season of Lent has been buried under a great weight of superstitions and silly practices that make us want to run far far away from any association with those things. At the same time we understand that just because certain branches of the church abuse a thing – whether raising hands
In the classic movie Shenandoah, Jimmy Stewart plays a hard-working family farmer from Virginia who is doing his best to stay out of the conflict that becomes the War Between the States. In one scene he offers grace before a meal, praying, “Lord, we cleared this land. We plowed it, sowed it, and harvest it.