Good afternoon on this glorious Sunday.
Okay, let’s celebrate small victories friends. All three of my kids sat in the pew the entire time during Mass today and no one had a meltdown. Who am I kidding? This is a huge victory! At the end of Mass, our Pastor was announcing our Parish’s upcoming March events. It’s a jam-packed month in our Parish but most of all, Lent starts THIS WEEK.
Even though Lent starts fairly late this year, it still kind of snuck up on me. What about you all? The past week I’ve been praying about what my Lenten prayer, almsgiving, and fasting promises should be. My friend Beth talks about asking God to show you what He wants from you this season, so the Father did me a solid and spelled it out for me pretty specifically this year. (THANKS DAD) Read More
My friends, the Lent season in the Liturgical year is always a transformative season for me. Sometimes I am renewed, sometimes my heart is burst open, and sometimes I am comforted while I carry my own crosses. Last Lent, I was deep in those feelings of fear and anxiety as I had just found out about my unexpected pregnancy. Between the crippling morning sickness, the start of my new director role at work, and my general anxieties, Lent was a challenging season to say the least. But thankfully, I walked alongside thousands of women as we reflected on what it meant to be a believer and what it meant to pick up our crosses.
Needless to say, I am approaching this Lent in a different stage of life. Our sweet Theo is here and although the overwhelming reality of three(!!) kids is nothing to scoff at, I am comforted by how the Lord has provided for us this past year and how He has not removed those crosses, but shown me how to find grace in the daily stresses and suffering.
So I am incredibly excited to have this year’s Blessed Is She Lent Devotional in my hands. This Lent, we will explore the depths of Christ’s sacrificial love. Read More