Giving something up for Lent in 2021

person looking out the window

Hey, did you know that Lent is still a “thing” this year? Considering we basically all living on coping mechanisms in the UK, I figured Lent was… cancelled or something?

According to the email from the vicar, Lent isn’t cancelled – which has got me wondering. What is there left to give up for lent?

Here are a few ideas…

  1. Exercising somewhere a little different.
  2. Seeing people.
  3. Popping out for pint.
  4. Getting stressed about home schooling/
  5. Forgetting to wear a mask when out.
  6. Nipping to the shops for chocolate.
  7. Forgetting to remember to put healthy boundries in place between work and home life.
  8. Lockdowns*

Any other ideas?

*To be clear. Sofa approves of lockdowns, masks and stuff that helps to protect people – but I’m not sure what else is out there to stop!

Pat Robertson, Donald Trump and the ‘alternate reality’

I missed this a while back,

It looks like at least some of the Christian support is moving away from Donald Trump.

Careful where you click above by the way.

One wrong click can take you to Daily Mail – which in itself isn’t exactly the most left leaning news outlet ever!

When Donald Goes To Church

Well. Franklin Graham, the Donald Trump preacher fan guy had the following observation when watching the recent Democratic Convention.

In watching some of the Democratic National Convention on television this week, it has been interesting to see the absence of God. I don’t believe America’s finest hours will be in front of us if we take God out of government and public life. It is God who set the standards we are to live by.

Franklin Graham

He does go on a bit more over on Facebook, but reading the above reminded Sofa of when we watched the footage of Donald Trump going to Church, and appearing to struggle to hold a Bible outside of the Church building.

Here’s what happened from the point of view of the Rev. there that day.

Not a light hearted watch…

Why Christians Get Sick

"Why Christians get sick" Book

So before I get into this, Sofa has IBS, and asthma, and a “complex relationship with food”. Why I’m I saying this? Well, not often, but sometimes I feel kinda sick. Nothing serious, (well there was that one time where I wasn’t right…), but I wanted to explain a little why this got my attention when it came up on my Twitter feed.

For some bizarre reason, I looked that the title of “Why Christians get sick”, and decided to jump down an Amazon shaped black hole, and yes. The book description tells you all you already know.

In this candid, easy-to-understand book, Rev. Malkmus shares his knowledge and insight with you as you discover:

  • The diet given to us direct from God as written in the Bible.
  • How to live a healthy life according to His plan—the life He intended for you.
  • The foods you should and shouldn’t eat. And much more.

Apply this eye-opening knowledge, Christian or not, and become free from most every physical problem known to man!

If you fancy it. Why Christians Get Sick is available from (affiliate link)

(Hat tip to Christian Nightmares for the find)