Often people think of Lent as a time to share in the suffering of Christ yet when they try to suffer for Christ, they become morose, centring more on their own sacrificial devotions than on God. Of course, Lent IS a time to get rid of the flub in our lives but only so we are able to connect more to the heart of our … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Loving Lent?
In these first days of Lent, the Church shows us exactly how God wants us to pray, fast, serve His people and worship Him. The words from Isaiah 58:1-9 are like brilliant beams of light, cutting through any false notions we might have about this season of repentance that we call Lent. Often we tend to think of Lent as a time to share in the suffering … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: What Does God REALLY Want?
1 In these first days of Lent, the Church shows us exactly how God wants us to pray, fast, serve His people and worship Him. The words from Isaiah 58:1-9 are like brilliant beams of light, cutting through any false notions we might have about this season of repentance that we call Lent. Often we tend to think of Lent as a time to share in … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Lent: What Does GOD Want From Us ?
Often we tend to think of Lent as a time to share in the suffering of Christ yet when we do so, we become morose and end up centering more on our own sacrificial devotions than on God In these days of Lent, the Church shows us exactly how God wants us to pray. fast and serve both His people and worship Him. The words … Continue reading True Humility
Thoughts to Ponder I choose to surrender the clutter in my life, heart, spirit so Jesus will set me free from stuff and fill me with His Loving Presence. May the things of this world fall away, so I may fall in love with God. God can only fill the empty places. Grace does what I cannot do. Jesus will have to do everything. … Continue reading Worth Revisiting Wednesday: Loving Lent
Today’s Gospel: John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 This section of scripture leaves me feeling irritated, almost as irritated as Jesus seems to be. Of course part of that frustration is because this was written by John who loves to talk in circles, leaving his readers hanging. At first glance this passage simply talks about Jesus moving around Galilee, not wishing to travel to Judea because the Jews are trying … Continue reading From the Ashes of Defeat
Lent. We tend to think of Advent as a time of joyful anticipation and Lent as a dismal period of sack cloth and ashes. How ridiculous. We are preparing to celebrate THE most joyful event in the history of humanity, the death and resurrection of our Saviour. Lent is the most joyful, light filled season for me because I empty myself so that I might … Continue reading Lent, Light and the Birthing of a Child
I’m participating in the Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2014, hosted by the Catholic Bloggers Network, Equipping Catholic Families, Campfires and Cleats, Truly Rich Mom, A Slice of Smith Life and Home to 4 Kiddos. 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. Lent is a 40-day liturgical season … Continue reading Keep Love in Lent By Living in God
At first I thought my experience of joy this Lent was a result of a personal, spiritual break through and my family’s celebration of the birth of a new grandchild. Then, in the last few days, I have seen blogs with titles such as ” My Joyful Lent”. I sense that rather than the typical, melancholy Lent where people try to experience some small piece of … Continue reading Merry Lent
Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. My first post was published in Huffpost Lent: Surrendering to Grace … Continue reading Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival
7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 60 It’s time to join with other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday. “I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families It is fun to read so many other blogs and have them read yours in return … Continue reading 7 Quick takes
“Everything is grace”- Saint Therese of Lisieux Lent: is a period of joyfully stripping off dead, dried up burdens and masks so I might have the capacity to receive grace. Sound complicated? It is rather simple, too simple. Everything about God is simple and natural. We are the ones in our pride who complicate our relationship to Him. I am a typical example. Although Jesus surprised me by suddenly appearing in my … Continue reading Published in Huffpost Lent: Surrendering to Grace
“I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. 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. Please scroll down to the end of … Continue reading Keep the Love in Lent
It’s time to connect with other Catholic bloggers over at Jen’s 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. … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday
“Are you feeling pressured to have your holiest, sacrifice and prayer-filled Lenten Journey this year? Do you ever find that you start out on Ash Wednesday with ashes on your forehead and so many sacrifice and prayer resolutions, but get discouraged by the second week because you can’t stick to them all? How about focusing on one solid resolution or Lenten program or one different … Continue reading Keeping Love in Lent