…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…

…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…

…Eat, Drink And Be Merry

Happy Mardi Gras! For those of you not familiar with this Lenten tradition, it’s basically a great excuse to indulge your favorite food craving before giving it up for 40 days. While I can’t help you with the food festivities, I can give you the online equivalent of binge eating with some mindless fluff to…

…unplug

We’re over one week into Lent, and if surveys are to be believed, odds are several of you are breaking your resolution right now.

…Prepare

A warning to all you non-Catholics out there.  Today is Ash Wednesday.  That means all of your Catholic friends will be dirty, hungry and possibly hung over depending on how their Mardi Gras celebrations went.  So watch out. Ash Wednesday, of course, marks the beginning of Lent.  It’s a time of repentance, reflection and preparation….