The Power of the Smudge

Today is Ash Wednesday on the Christian liturgical calendar.  That meant practically nothing in my decidedly sheltered southern Appalachian context.  It never even dawned on our conservative Pentecostal churches to pay any attention whatsoever to that sort of thing.  We were, after all, filled with the Spirit and ostensibly experiencing His presence every day, full … Continue reading The Power of the Smudge