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March 19th, 2012
...y to Calvary and it does not call me to joyful anticipation of the Resurrection. It makes me feel cranky… and ashamed. Fasting, I think, is meant to be transformative. Actually transformative. I think it is meant to operate like a controlled...
March 12th, 2012
...solely on beer and water; more likely they saw the rich beer as a helpful supplement during Lent, but probably not on strict fasting days. In the 16th century, fasting likely included abstention from meat, dairy and eggs, with complete abstention on...
March 1st, 2012
Go easy on yourself this Lent
...d that’s OK. We’re only human. Just dust yourself off, ask forgiveness, and try to do better. How is your Lenten fasting going? Have you learned lessons from struggling with your Lenten fasting, this year or in the past, or with any...
February 27th, 2012
...om a cookbook of a Trappist monastery. We came to discover by Good Friday that monks eat well. Very well. OK, so perhaps our fasting this year will come from the bread alone part. Point is, fasting is never as hard, nor nearly as easy as we think it...
February 14th, 2012
Busted Halo's Lenten Calendar
...Lent was a time for personal conversion leading up to Easter, during which Christians practiced the spiritual disciplines of fasting, praying and almsgiving to strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their ultimate dependence...
September 2nd, 2011
...ore of in my own life. The month culminates on Eid Al-Fitr, the final day of Ramadan, and the setting sun indicates that the fasting is over. On this night Muslims dress their best, make a great feast and basically throw a great party, saying...
June 7th, 2011
...o help us turn away from whatever has derailed us along the way and turn back to God. By giving up dessert for Lent, you are fasting from something that gives you pleasure and offering that sacrifice to God. If skipping dessert has been hard for...
June 2nd, 2011
Reviving an abstinence tradition that never really went away
...many today, as an act of asceticism and ritual purification. From Yom Kippur to Jesus’ 40 days in the desert to Lent, fasting as purification, often to begin a new phase, has always been part of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Facing up to...
March 2nd, 2010
No one's perfect... just start fresh today
...ing this Lent? I noticed something here in the last few days: it seems (and I may be wrong) that a whole lot less people are Fasting, Praying and Giving with Busted Halo®. The first two weeks were going strong and then, suddenly, a drop off. Not...
February 9th, 2010
O'Keefe arrest shows dangers of conservatives' love affair with Rules for Radicals
...he family… For those seeking a more fruitful path of activism, a higher and nobler form is one that emphasizes prayer, fasting, reparation and charity. If the goal of O’Keefe, who left off his MBA studies at Fordham University last year...
February 2nd, 2010
Busted Halo's 2010 FastPrayGive Lent calendar needs you!
...of inspiration and contemplation as well as opportunities to practice in simple useful ways the ancient Lenten traditions of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. We also peppered the calendar with incentives throughout and a grand prize right before...
August 17th, 2009
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders discuss the spiritual and religious challenges students face in college
...tion.” And you want to say, “Well you have those traditions within Christianity.” Or the sense of discipline that comes from fasting. And you point out that the Lenten fast used to be more than just giving up chocolate. In some ways the interfaith...
April 9th, 2009
...ways that challenge us in our daily lives. For this solemn day we ask you to try the biggest spiritual challenge of all, by fasting from all food and all electronic media for the day except for what’s absolutely required. (NOTE: if you have...
March 23rd, 2009
...o your FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.) Slipped up? Don’t give up. Start...
March 14th, 2009
...o your FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.) Slipped up? Don’t give up. Start...
March 9th, 2009
...o your FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.) Slipped up? Don’t give up. Start...
March 5th, 2009
...— to your FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.) Slipped up? Don’t give up. Start...
February 27th, 2009
Return to the Lent calendar. Lent Quotable The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.— Benjamin Franklin Fast from complaining about your job and all that weighs you down about hard work. Pray for those who are unemployed and pray in...
February 25th, 2009
...r FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl can be any sort of container you set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges our calendar offers throughout Lent. At the end of Lent, the money collected in the bowl can be used for...
February 24th, 2009
Busted Halo's Ash Wednesday Challenge
...way to think about Lent, as well as new and practical ideas for how to approach the ancient Lenten spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer and almsgiving in ways that are actually relevant to your life. Failure is not an option… Worried...
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