Monday, March 18, 2013

Lent has Started Today

Lent started today. You must either think fell asleep for about 2 months and have only just woken up or I am just a very confused person because duh, Elizabeth Lent started last month. Well for the Western church yes. For the Orthodox though Lent started today.

Why did lent start for us on such a different day and so much latter? Well there is a long and complicate answer for that and there is also a shorter answer. As I am not entirely sure exactly of what the long complicate answer is(though I have an understanding of it) I will just give you the shorter one. We calculate the date for Easter/Pascha differently. Well not so much differently as we consider when the Passover happens and set the date to be after the Passover. The western Church does not. Hence we have Pascha after Western Easter most of the time. There are times though when we have it on the same day.

That answer was a little longer that I thought it would be.

Anyway now that that has all been explained. Lent is a time when we make a much stronger effort with our spiritual life. Weather it be through fasting, praying more, or spiritual reading. You can also give something up for lent like internet time. I have done that however I have decided not to this year as I really have not been spending a lot of time on the internet anyway(as evidenced by my last posting date).

I would like to pray more during lent, I would also like to read more spiritual books. I generally consider myself a well read person, but as far as spiritual books go I am sadly lacking.

The most important thing to remember though is that Lent is a time for repentance.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pretty People: Taylor Swift

This a post series I just about people who I think look pretty, lovely, or beautiful. That is all there is to it.

So for this post I am doing Taylor Swift, who I think is very lovely.

I must ask who doesn't like Taylor Swift's Hair? I love how curly it is. :)
One other thing is that I really like her eyes. They are the first thing you notice about her. 

The poofiness of the dress. (is that how you spell that word? Is it even a word?)

I ador this dress. It is so Medieval Tudor looking. 

I have not yet decided if I like the strait hair and bangs. look she is doing lately. I do like her happy yellow dress. :)

That is all I have for now. I hope you all are having a lovely week. 
I do apologies for my lack of posting. I am in really in the grove with doing school and my blogging is just not taking priority right now. I will be so happy when highschool is over! :)