Chronic Compromises – Why I Failed At Lent

... or did I? Lent Is a Christian observance during the 40 days before Easter. During this time Christians may do a literal fast (say juice/water and/or bread). There is also the practice of fasting from luxuries or things that distract a person from their faith. This is much like Christ's 40 days of fasting in …

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Mental Health – Words Can’t Bring Me Down

For Valentine's Day, my wonderful husband made me a playlist of "Beautiful" songs. It included various versions of "You Are So Beautiful", "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt and many others. The one that always sticks in my mind is "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. The line in the title is from that song. I have talked …