Yesterday, depending where you are in the world, was Fat Tuesday. Other parts of the world my refer to it as Mardi Gras. If your in the UK it's Pancake day. My flatmates introduced me this holiday last night over some delicious crape pancakes with bananas, Nutella, honey, and/or sugar on top. It all depended on your preference. We did have discussions on US pancakes vs. UK pancakes while making them. I did feel a little inept because I'm so used to the Aunt Jemima pancake mix from home and couldn't make them any from scratch. I will have to find a recipe and attempt to make them some soon!
Today marks the start of a holy season for the church: Lent. It is a time for fasting and reflection. It is supposed to symbolize your sacrifice to become closer to God. I always have found this season to be one of the harder preparations for me. One way I find help is by reading the Daily Lenten Reflections written by members of the worshiping community at SMC: http://www.smclent.blogspot.com/ They help me to refocus my actions during the rough patches. I highly suggest checking them out during this Lenten season, there will be a new post everyday.