Jen's post at Conversion Diary for last week's Quick Takes (#3 on her list) explains well why it can be good to give up something good for Lent and not just something bad. It has to do with sugar and swearing, but I won't spoil it further than that.
I want to try to make this bracelet. It's so cute!
A post from John Mark Reynolds about Newt Gingrich's chances of actually becoming president. A sample (extra points for the Jeeves and Wooster refrence*):
In his quest for the next job, Newt has managed to hit on the one powerful job he will never hold, but that he can imagine will be his. UN Secretary General? Too American. Supreme Court? Wrong era for non-judges. Pope? Married a few times too many. Which brings us to the major reason that Newt will never be President: my Republican wife runs out of the room with profanity when he appears on the screen.
It has not been possible to win a presidential election without women’s votes for most of the last century and has never been possible in this one. If there is a candidate with less appeal to women, he is already dictator of Libya. On top of this nobody has ever been President who reminds the reading public of Gussie Finknottle.
I don't think I have the words to explain why this next post is so good, but it is.
And that's it! Since it's so short, I'll add a music video:
And now that's really it. Hope you all had a good first half week of Lent!
Peace of Christ to you,
*There are always extra points for a Jeeves and Wooster reference.