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Looking Forward to Lent

I realized last year how much I look forward to Lent. I didn't grow up observing it; it wasn't much emphasized in the California Mennonite Brethren Church of my childhood, and I think I learned about it from my Catholic friends. It sounded a little weird to me, as it probably does to most people. It was actually a French cookbook that deepened my understanding. Amid the decadent recipes for Easter cakes and meats, the author mentioned that in traditional…
Jessica Stockton
February 1, 2010