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Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on March 2. You may receive the ashes on your forehead to mark its beginning. The ashes are a good reminder of your mortality and frailty. They are also a symbol of repentance and mourning.
Yet, as the crucifixion gives way to resurrection, we remember that mourning gives way to joy and gladness.
Join me in this virtual Pre-Lent retreat, \”Beauty for Ashes,\” as we chart a path from mourning for our sins and sorrows to the beauty of forgiveness, healing, and comfort.
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to provide for those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, to display his glory (Isaiah 61:1a, 3 NRSV).
Saturday, February 26, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, Central Standard Time
Attend \”Beauty for Ashes\” and experience Dr. Claire’s unique and versatile facilitator style that combines wisdom with humor, honesty with compassion. Leaves renewed hope and inspiration as you continue the journey through Lent to Easter hope.
Dr. Claire is a recovering stressaholic. She knows what it is to push yourself to the limit and then crash – repeatedly. Now, as an author, speaker, spiritual mentor and coach she works with busy professional leaders who have forgotten how to hit the pause button.
Whether you are at the stage where you are ready to tear your hair out, feeling stuck, or on the verge of overdoing it, Dr. Claire would love to talk with you and explore options for freeing yourself from a stressed-out lifestyle.
Each session was an opportunity to slow my thoughts down and learn to listen with trust. Life’s journey is full of challenges …setting aside time to be still, focusing on positive thoughts and striving for a consistent relationship with God.
Dr. Smith is one of the best and smartest teachers that I know. You can trust her ability to present topics in a manner that is profound, relevant and trustworthy.
Sorrow and Weeping Are a Part of Life But They Do Not Last Forever