February 29 – O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

by: Michael Benson

Benjamin Franklin was a skilled statesman, inventor, and publisher, but his most enduring legacy might just be his skill at crafting—and appropriating—witticisms and turns of phrase like, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

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February 28 – I Sing the Mighty Power of God

by: Michael Benson

John makes it abundantly clear in the prologue to his gospel that Jesus, the Word of Life, did not simply exist before all creation, He was instrumental in creating everything out of nothing. He goes on to say that Jesus “came into the world he created” so that “all who believed him and accepted him” might be given “the right to become children of God” (John 1:10, 12).

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February 27 – I Love to Tell the Story

by: Michael Benson

Having sold a combined total of more than 500 million copies worldwide, the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling is the best-selling book series of all time. All on its own, the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has sold more than 120 million copies. The entire series has been translated…

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February 26—Ash Wednesday – I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

by: Michael Benson

When Jesus came upon a demon-possessed man—a man who howled at night, cut himself with stones, lived among the tombs, and broke off the chains used to subdue him—He acted with compassion. He freed the man of the demons that infected his body and mind, and He talked to him like an old friend.

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Day, February 25—Introduction

by: Michael Benson

On the copyright page of North American Hymnal, first published by the NAB in 1956, there is a note to the worshiper that reads in part, “As you join with others in the responses and in singing, may the sense of unity with the people of God everywhere be strengthened and the discords of life be subdued in love and adoration for Christ.”

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The Journey of Lent

by: Kerry Bender

My introduction to Lent was on a bus in rural North Dakota on the way to school, probably around junior high and probably not the best place to learn the deep truths of the Church and the significance of the liturgical calendar.

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