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Ramadan -- I know this is Islam and not Roman Catholic, but being that today is Ash Wednesday, I find it appropriate to reflect on other meanings of fasting. Create in me a clean heart.

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"Remember that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return." Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in preparation for Easter.

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Mardi Gras Decorating Ideas

Mardi Gras is a celebratory season that is held just before the season of Lent starting on the 12th day after Christmas (Epiphany) and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French and is usually celebrated primarily on the day before Lent, which is always on a Wednesday, thus the Fat Tuesday name. Here are some items to consider when decorating for Mardi Gras.

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March 5 marks Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Instead of giving something up this Lent, try doing something.

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