Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ash Wednesday

A Kenyan girl with ashes on her forehead.

“One does not live on bread alone,
but by every word that comes forth
from the mouth of God.”

Matthew 4:4

Mandazi (Kenyan donuts)

For all you Catholics out there, once again it is Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season has begun. We now have forty days and forty nights of fasting before Easter Sunday on April 8th. As part of my fasting, I have given up soda and mandazi (Kenyan donuts). In a hopeless attempt to get craving them out of my system, this week I ate at least five mandazi and for Mardi Gras, yesterday night, I had to rush out and buy some more soda. I drank Coke, Sprite, and Blackcurrant (grape) Fanta soda. In Kenya, most of the soda is still sold in the original glass bottles. It’s so good!


Anonymous said...


I love reading your postings. It sounds like your having a good time. Having chickens as pets, that's pretty cool. Watch out for bird flu though. If Rafiki or Malaika start to cough or if liquid flows from their nostrils, it's time for the cutting board.

Take care,


newnorth said...

"mmmmm...forbidden donut" heh heh, asorry

Joyful Catholics said...

Hi Tim,
I just discovered your blog while looking for an image to post on mine for Ash Wednesday. I went to page 7 on my Google search and saw this precious little girl, and then found your blog. I notice that it's been 2 years since you posted this. I hope you'll be blogging again. God bless and keep you.