All of the above refer to the same day, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, celebrates (among other things) the joyful using up of items that were not going to be enjoyed during the 40 days of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday uses an archaic term that references going to confession and receiving absolution before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, so that one can keep a “good Lent”.
Although I am a born-again, fundamental Christian (if you push me for a definition), and know that I am incapable of doing ANYTHING that would make my Lord love me any more, or any less, STILL . . .
An important part of my chosen practice is to take the 40 days before Easter and deliberately draw closer to Him. Elizabeth Foss has many Lenten resources at her blog. Today’s post was particularly welcome http://www.elizabethfoss.com/reallearning/2014/03/notes-before-lent-begins.html.
March 3rd was the 4th anniversary of this blog. Yes, I can see I have been away awhile. “Is too much; I sum up”.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, our youngest daughter was married.
On January 23, 2014, our middle daughter was laid low with a ruptured disc, for which she is still receiving treatment. It is and will be a long and slow recovery.
I remain virtually housebound. And we STILL cannot get out of NY. My husband is terribly frustrated. Barring a speedy miracle, we will be signing a lease renewal before April 1.
The cats are well. I got them a water fountain with several spouts. They are happy, and drinking more.
AND – we have our car back! Free and clear and legally. Long story, won’t recap, just sayin’.
I am doing more collaging these days, and writing in my journal. I haven’t found the magic feather that will shoot me back into art journaling. I enjoy what I am doing, even if I’m rather pokey at it.
I am participating in some on-line Lenten observances, including one that involves Art Journaling. See the link in the sidebar if perhaps you’d care to join.
For some reason, this never posted. Let’s try this again!!