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  • On The Sunday Before Ash Wednesday This Year, The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Guy Caley on May 5, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,815 views

    On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday this year, the central dining facility in Camp Udairi (Kuwait) caught fire, flames quickly spread to engulf all five tents and completely destroyed them in less than 30 minutes. After the smoke cleared, and all units checked the status of their soldiers, it was ...read more

  • True Christianity

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 26, 2012
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     | 4,175 views

    This past Wednesday, many across our country and others, went to their local churches to have ashes placed on their foreheads, as a sign of repentance. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period that many “give-up” something in preparation for the coming of Easter. In the ...read more

  • Origins Of Carnival  PRO

    Contributed by Vonnie Elisha James on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,699 views

    Origins of Carnival The origins of carnival date back to the ancient Greek spring festival in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine. The Romans adopted the celebration with Bacchanalia (feasts in honor of Bacchus, the Roman equivalent to Dionysus), and Saturnalia, where slaves and their masters would ...read more

  • A Silver Reminder  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,185 views

    A SILVER REMINDER At Camp Udairi in the desert of Kuwait, the loss of the dining facility has brought with it an unlikely reminder of God’s protection. Chaplain (Major) Barbara K. Sherer tells the story in an article on Beliefnet.com. The dining hall caught fire one morning, and because of the ...read more

  • White As Snow  PRO

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on May 14, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,240 views

    WHITE AS SNOW Ash Wednesday — it’s kind of a solemn day. It’s the start of Lent —a word which means “spring” in German. But more than this, it’s the time each year when we intently focus on the path Christ Jesus laid out for us to follow — to be true to his word, true to his calling, and ...read more

  • People Mark Off Times And Celebrations In ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 1, 2009
     | 1,795 views

    People mark off times and celebrations in different ways. In Belgium (since 1394, in Binche), Brazil (a four-day celebration in Rio de Janeiro), Italy (in Venice, six months of celebrating in the 18th cent., now 12 days), Trinidad and Tobago (featuring a daylong competition among calypso bands), ...read more