I have never been great at following the church calendar. If you pressed me right now to tell you all I know about Advent, it would be a short conversation. I'm actually wanting to make it more a part of our lives this year, but we'll see how that goes. I mention that, because it is actually Lent I've been thinking about lately. As a kid, I grew up in a Catholic home. We went to church on Ash Wednesday, and gave up stuff for lent.