Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ashes, ashes...

Now everybody's in the thick of things- Facebook has lost lots of users, chocolate sales are down, and fish sandwiches are on sale at McDonald's (I think- no fast food for me this Lent). Most of my friends- whether Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist- will have smudges on their foreheads today. I'm not sure what my priest-husband has planned for vespers and Bible study tonight, but most of the participants are Roman-rite. I anticipate my husband being 'pastoral'- we shall see. In any case, he will have ashes leftover from the hospital. it is a very busy day for a chaplain.

Not much to say today- but I wanted to encourage those curious about Byzantine lent (which began 2 days ago) to hop on over to Rabbit's blog (cheesy pun intended)- she articulates our Lenten dilemma very well!

FYI- What's for dinner? Well- maybe peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...I'm soaking beans for tomorrow- planning ahead is a challenge for this harried mom!


  1. You've inspired me to plan. But tonight cereal.
    Happy Lent.

  2. I was so glad to see your comment at Generation Cedar (Kelly was one of my first blog friends, and she has a beautiful understanding of God's work in families). Blessed Lent to you and your family, and I'm looking forward to reading more about the Byzantine observation - be well!

  3. pbj sounds positively yummy to me.

    i'm eating hospital food and i definitely had the "pause and reflect on why i'm doing this" today as i was in the cafe at lunch and dinner.

  4. hello, I happened on your blog exploring things Byzantine. I work on a private college campus in greater DC situated in affluent, sophisticated part of town, and was surprised at the number of kids and adults sporting ashes. Will be reading rabbits blog!


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