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7 Things You Should Know about Ash Wednesday

<p>Chances are you’ll see a bunch of folks walking around with shmutz on their foreheads this Wednesday (Feb. 14). What does having a dirty forehead have to do with being a Christian and why this ritual is gaining in popularity? What is the significance behind Ash Wednesday and why do Christians still attend Ash Wednesday services? Even if you attend one at your church you may not know the history behind it. <p><strong>Well, here is what you need to know:</strong><p><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Photo courtesy: &copy;Thinkstock/azerberber</em></span></p>

How God Uses Fasting to Draw Us to Him

Fasting can seem like a lost practice today--perhaps something not relevant to our Christian faith in the modern world, but as long as we are tempted to fill our lives with other things that tend to crowd Christ out, there will be a need for such spiritual disciplines as fasting.

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