The newest issue of Canticle is out, and I'm privileged the share the pages with some wonderful writers, including the delightful Sarah, from Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering, among many others. Check out Heidi Hess-Saxton's post at Silent Canticle for a list of all who are included.
This issue, I've got the Body and Soul column. In "Seconds and Sacrifice" I share some musing about food. And about foregoing food:
I’m at it again -- trying to lose a little weight. In my twenties, all I had to do to drop a few pounds was cut out the M&Ms for a few days.
Then came life: pregnancies, miscarriages, three deliveries … the forces of gravity, years of breastfeeding, and age. And now, the extra pounds don’t melt away as easily as they used to. Cutting out the M&Ms for a few days results only in making me cranky.
So this time, I’m trying a new approach. Instead of allowing my M&M sacrifice to make me cranky, I’m putting it to good use. Every time I forego a food, I offer up that specific dietary sacrifice for a specific intention.
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