I’m sharing some of my favorite books for Lent and ask you to share yours. And then pray I already own it so I won’t be tempted to buy it.
Our Lent Devotional for Women is still in the ‘Pre-Lent’ stages, setting a foundation, getting ourselves ready for the soul work about to take place in our devotions for Lent. Just like we wouldn’t begin a strenuous race without preparations, we shouldn’t jump into Lent either. Let’s start with dusting.
A couple of years ago my sister and I each decorated a canvas to hang in our homes. Mine started out being a “Family Rules” canvas. After I was finished and hung it on our wall, a visiting priest commented on how it read more like a nightly “Family Examen” rather than a “Family Rules” board.
We’ve used it “officially” as a nightly examen after family rosary, but lost the habit some where along the way. I regret that and have vowed to pick it back up. Not only pick it back up, but tie it to the Word of God…win-win.
Let’s get this year started, yes I know it’s February. Let’s get restarted with a Friday Introductions where I get intimate…you’ll understand.
I’m reading the story of Joseph and his brothers from the Old Testament. You know, coat of many colors and all, and I’m struck by the fact they call him the ‘dreamer’ and plot to kill him. I start wondering, “who is trying to kill our dreams like Joseph’s brothers?” Some good but tough questions.
I love a good birth story but more importantly, I love it when a momma offers her prayers during labor for all the other mommas who are still laboring in the day to day of parenting.