Over the last few weeks I have been thinking about the Lenten season as an opportunity to practice both an embrace and a refrain for 40 days. However, I was having a bugger of a time figuring out what to do! Our church is practicing a daily prayer and lectionary reading during Lent. I was planning [...]Continue Reading: Lent →
verb [with obj.]
1 hold (someone) closely in one's arms, esp. as a sign of affection: Aunt Sophie embraced her warmly [no obj.] : the two embraced, holding each other tightly.
2 accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically: besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology.
3 include or contain (something) as a constituent part: his career embraces a number of activities—composing, playing, and acting.
refrain |riˈfrān|verb [no obj.] stop oneself from doing something: she refrained from comment.