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Get a little soapy

On Ash Wednesday, Lisa Nichols Hickman learned how to make soap. It reminded her that the journey from soil to soul requires the naming of ashes and the claiming of oil.

Gospel in the dirt

On Ash Wednesday, we can no longer hide the truth about ourselves: that we are God’s creatures, that we are broken, that the spotless and perfect life is a lie, writes Beth Felker Jones.

The humility of dust

Ash Wednesday reminds us to act with humility, remembering that St. Augustine claims repentance, not imitation of Christ, is the task of leaders.