…lay all your love

Today crusaders we’re confronted with conflicting holidays. It’s a real battle of the head versus the heart, you might say, as Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to candy and cards, stares down Ash Wednesday, a day marking the start of the penitent season of Lent.

What a dilemma.

Of course, seeing as the full holiday is Saint Valentine’s Day we could take the opportunity to explore the religious foundation of the since commercialized holiday (spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for St. Valentine).

Or we could take a break from this bleak winter weather to reflect on a timeless story of sacrifice, friendship, and forgiveness.

By which I am of course referring to the cinematic classic, “Mamma Mia.”

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…Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Happy Mardi Gras! Today I’m interrupting your current Olympics obsession to remind you that today is Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, if you prefer).

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Lent, which means that today’s your last chance to live it up for the next 40 days. Whether you plan to participate in the season of fasting leading up to Easter or not, it’s a good enough excuse to have a little fun on a Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

…pick up the pace

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Happy Monday, crusaders! Congratulations on officially making it through the first full weekend of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Seeing as we’re now several days into the games, I’m going to assume that we have all reached peak expertise in luge, curling, ice dancing, speed skating, and everything else these Games have thrown at us.

So it goes without saying that this Monday, the only motivation you’re going to need is happening right now (or on a slight tape delay) in PyeongChang, South Korea… Read the rest of this entry

…Cheer On

Pyeongchang 2018 Alexa Knierim GIF by NBC OlympicsHappy Sunday, fellow crusaders! Thanks for taking a break from the Olympics.

By now I expect you’ve discovered your new passion for ice dancing and slopestyle. You’re probably also obsessed with and/or slightly confused by the North Korean cheer army. And you may still be wondering what curling is all about.

No matter where you are in your Olympic journey, there’s still plenty more to see. Before you get back to it, here are a few #SundayFunday highlights to relive or catch you up on the games so far. Read the rest of this entry

…light it up

With the Olympics officially rung in, it’s time to get down to business. By which, I of course mean talk about the crazy drone show that was the opening ceremonies.

I mean, the rest of the opening ceremonies were pretty epic, and historic. But those drones were mind-blowing. I mean, look at the dove…

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