Mardi Gras is strongly connected to the Catholic Church it marks the last day before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. This is why in New Orleans the cops shut down the party at midnight. Yes, even the famous Bourbon Street closes at midnight. The holiday became popular around the fest of foods that would be…

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This week on my Lenten series for kids, it’s all about snacks and giving. My Cam-Man had three ‘fasting’ cards, three ‘give’ cards and one card that explain what the color ‘purple’ symbolizes during lent. One of the fun activities we are currently working on is card “Day 17”. However, I wanted to do something a little different. Day 17…

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As I continue into my second week of the lent season, I thought I would give you a little peek inside my adult prayer cards. This year I didn’t give up anything but with the occasional “no meat” Fridays. However, I want to do more, give more and spread a little happiness to my prayer life. For some of us,…

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