The All for Jesus Challenge


YOU won the All for Jesus Challenge hosted by Catholic Families!

Seeing as how it is STILL the season of EASTER!!!…we are pleased to announce that YOU are a winner of the All for Jesus Lent Challenge

Entry post:  Keep the Love in Lent

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“I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013

Hosted by: Raising (& Teaching) Little SaintsTruly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families.  

  Keep the Love in Lent

  • It is Lent, the time to draw closer to God, to open the door to our heart . As we focus on the voice of God, we begin to hear His whispers and His desire to love us and communicate with us.
  •  We stand before the Cross, longing for a deeper communion with God. First we must allow Him to wash the mud off our souls and spirits, to bring good out of every trauma, wound, and sin.
  • For God deemed it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit it at all.” –St. Augustine.
  • WHY?   We must come to the realization that we need a Saviour. It usually takes, even Contemplative Monks decades to finally let go of the last of their pride and to humbly surrender control.  Pride  makes us try to earn our salvation with good works.
  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”      -Ephesians 2:8,9

                                                                     Words to Ponder

  • Catholics think of  Lent, they think of ascetic fasting and heroic acts of the saints but God has finally gotten through to me. I cannot earn His love or Presence.  He must do everything in me. This is true humility.apr5.jpg
  • Pride entices me to work harder, pray more, fast religiously and perform heroic acts of virtue. Humility accepts that only God can save me and other people. It is my job simply to surrender in prayer and give Him permission to flow through me how ever and when ever He wants.

Check out the Lent reflections participating in the Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013! We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds, and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of a GRUMBLE.

Sole Searching Mamma: 15 Ways to Experience a More Meaningful Lent
Catholic All Year: My Biggest Lent Fails and How I Learned Mortification…

Four Little Ones: Keeping Love in Lent
Gaels Crafty Treasures Keeping Love in Lent
Bear Wrongs Patiently: Lent for the Scrupulous
Rosary Mom: Keeping Love in Lent
LoveLetters 7.10: Teacups {Keeping the Love in Lent}
Little Saints in the Making: Keep Love in Lent
Blessed with Full Hands: Keeping love in Lent- Praise Him
Normal Chaos: Our Own Personalized Lenten Journey
These Little Blessings: Gifting Love this Lent
The Cajun Catholic: The our Father; a lenten reflection 
Truly Rich Mom: Keeping Love in Lent… Even When It Is Difficult GATHERING GRACES:Keeping LOVE in LENT
SaIsa Pang Sulyap – Fullness Of His Love
LiturgicalTime: Keeping Love in Lent – Finding Balance
Grace Loves Iggy: love in lent
Sacred Oysters: Empty (Keeping LOVE in LENT)
Tercets:Make Heart Rosary Decades to Pray for Others
The Diary of a Sower: Our Lenten Prayer Tree
A Living Garden — Giving for Others with Love: Keeping LOVE in LENT
Homegrown Catholics: Motivated by my childrens’ activities {Lent}
MyBroken Fiat: Keeping Love in Lent… Barely
Journey to Wisdom: Keeping Love in Lent: Bands of Love
Softening My Heart: An Anniversary Lesson duringLentCoffee Moments With Sam: Alot about Love…

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