We really enjoyed our Shrove Tuesday pancake races and explored the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday at the beginning of Lent - the period of six weeks 40 days (not Including Sundays) leading up to Easter and ending with Holy Week. During the 40 days of Lent, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God. During this time Jesus was tempted several times by Satan, but was able to resist. Fasting Lent is a time of giving things up. For Christians, it is one way of remembering the time Jesus fasted in the desert and is a test of self-discipline. There are many foods that some Christians do not eat in Lent, such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. Some Christians just give up something they really enjoy such as cakes or chocolate. Have you given something up or are you engaging in the 40 acts of generosity?