Lent 2014

Wrapping It All Up

This post has been a little delayed, and for that I apologize. I broke fast this past Sunday, Palm Sunday, after my 40 days of fasting for Lent. The delay has been, in part, because I’m actually still doing interviews about the whole endeavor.  Which is such an amazing thing. When I set out to […]

Truly Enjoying Food — The Pleasures of the Table

This post might seem contrary to my claims that when I’m hungry I redirect my energy to thankfulness, study, or service, but I can assure you, it isn’t. Writing about truly enjoying food comes directly out of reflecting on the blessing of food and community. When preparing food one thing I reflect on is being […]

Half Way There

Monday marked the mid-way point of my 40 day Lenten fast. 20 days. Funny enough, it seems to have been quite long, and also feels like I just started. I thought today I would share some of the things I’ve learned so far in the process. If you’re just jumping in, you can read all […]

On Alcoholism

One of the things I was ready for, when I started this fast, was many different types of assumptions and misunderstandings. I’ve already covered off some in my past posts, but today is one that I wish I didn’t even have to address. I am not an alcoholic. While talking on 1010 yesterday, I was […]

Loud Fasting

Angry Jesus

 “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will […]

Little Easter

One of the discrepancies in different people’s observation of Lent, is when you stop. You see, the interval between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday is not, as you might think, 40 days. It’s 46. This is why J. Wilson from Beervana did a 46 day fast. He went from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. But […]

First Friday and Saturday

Happy Jesus

When I cook, I eat. Actually, that really should say “while I cook, I eat”. One of the more unusual habits I’ve had to break, is the one of constantly tasting food I’m making, eating scraps, and just plain old eating a bit here, a spoonful there, because I quite like food. In the past […]

Brewmaster’s Tithe — Amsterdam Brewing Co.

Brewmaster's Tithe, back-lit

Name a beer you would drink everyday. I could name dozens. Now name one that you could drink for breakfast everyday. Probably a smaller list. You can see where I’m going with this, I’m sure. Before I had even actually committed to doing this fast (if you’re just tuning-in, I’m fasting from food for Lent), […]

Ash Wednesday

Lenten ashes

And so starts the fast. It’s Ash Wednesday, the day in the Christian year that marks the start of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for Easter. I announced a while ago, that I was planning on fasting from food for Lent, and will be getting sustenance from a beer I made at Amsterdam, as […]

The Hunger Games — 2014

Hey, ever give up something for Lent? I know people who’ve given up facebook, eating sweets, alcohol, caffeine, and a variety of other “vices”.  Well, I’m going to give up food.  For reals. Some of you will be familiar with the story of J. Wilson — writer at brewvana.com — who in 2011 did exactly […]