My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Going gray naturally

When I was growing up my mom colored her hair religiously. She went to the beauty parlor every week to have it washed and set for a week!  It must have been a little expensive on her school teacher's salary, but she kept a weekly regular appointment.

She finally let go of all that upkeep in her late 50s and was much happier.
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I always vowed that I was not going to be restrained by my hair like that and as it turns out, I didn't have an option anyway! By the time my hair started turning gray I didn't have a lot of extra money to spend on upkeep! 

There have been some bonuses to just letting nature take its course.

1.  My hair is in GREAT shape. It isn't damaged by chemicals and overprocessing. It is thick and shiny.

2.  It saves time.  I sit in a beauty parlor chair about once every six to eight weeks and I'm done in 15 minutes. A little more if I go for the shampoo and blow dry, but usually I wash it at home and just come in. Snip snip snip!  and I'm done.

3.  Consequently, I save oodles of money! 

4.  I don't look like everyone else. My gray has a unique pattern and personality. I read and hear so many women say they have no idea how really gray they are... well I do. And I know exactly where the gray is and how to work with it.

5.  If I ever can't take care of my hair due to illness, injury, long trip etc., I won't have to worry about maintaining my hair color.

6,  It gives me an air of authority. I think sometimes I get to do some things just because I look the part!

7.  I think it also shows that I am keeping it real and willing to take risks.

7.  After a certain age, dark hair color can make you old too.  It just stops fooling people about your age.

There are certain tricks to keeping your gray nice, but it seems to me they are a lot less troublesome than keeping roots covered up.

Celebrities with gray hair.
More here
Time Magazine The War over Going Gray.

Learn to to Love your Grey

Originally posted September 15, 2010