by Dr. Don Kuehle
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.
“Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” and the German word “lenz,” and refers to the Spring-time of the year when the days begin to “lengthen.”
Lent, for the Christian community, is that 40-day season NOT counting Sundays leading up to Easter. Originally, the faithful were required to fast and pray