This has been the first year I have ever embarked on the season of Lent with a meaningful commitment to go without. In previous years, I’ve dabbled with giving up chocolate, soft drinks, tea and other things that make my day just a little bit better. But these challenges have been neither particularly successful, nor … Continue reading A journey into the vegetarian wilderness…
And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. (Matthew 6: 27-28) As team leader of JPIT, I felt strangely morally obligated to respond to all … Continue reading Buying Nothing New – Rachel
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a challenge as “a demanding task or situation”. On that basis, I fear my choice to go meat-free for Living Lent has not yet really proved a challenge… Apart from when I watched Revd David Coleman’s film about his last bacon roll, I honestly haven’t missed meat at all. Of … Continue reading Is being meat free challenge free?
When I committed to the action of giving up an hour of electricity each day I thought I was on to a cushy number. It has turned out to be nothing of the sort. For a start, there have been some days when I have not been at home at all so that is difficult … Continue reading Not so easy after all!
When I look back on my childhood memories of Lent, I think of only one thing. Chocolate. Specifically, the recurring theme of me failing to give up chocolate. Year after year, my childhood self would take pride in taking up the mantle of giving up one of (in my opinion) the best foods on the … Continue reading Bethan – Chocolate and The Wilderness
Beth has taken on the challenge of going plastic free for Lent. A few days in, she writes about how she’s getting on. I have to confess that, as I’m writing my blog at the beginning of Lent, I’m rather relieved. I’m already feeling a little daunted about what this process will be like, so … Continue reading Beth – Single Use Plastics