Lent Project Day 9: Fairtrade Fortnight

We’re just about half way through Fairtrade Fortnight (who else loves calling to two week periods Fortnights? So much more refined!) Anyway, Fairtrade Fortnight is a campaign from the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK that brings awareness to food scarcity and the campaign to give farmers (especially exploited farmers) a fair wage, decent working conditions, […]

Lent Project Day 6: Spiritual Mentors

I listen to a podcast wherein one of the hosts speaks regularly about her spiritual mentor – St. Therese of Lisieux. The podcast doesn’t speak much about spiritual matters, so when she says something about St. Theresa, I’m fascinated. I don’t keep my penchant for the Pantheon of Catholic Saints quiet for longer than about […]

What’s the opposite of a strength?

There seems to be a cultural value that’s placed on some traits, and a stigma that’s attached to others. Someone has a strength, and because I don’t, that is a… weakness. Is the opposite of having a strength having a weakness, or is it having a different strength.