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Category Archives: Lent

A Penitent Heart

Have you ever wondered how God can love you so much even though you are a sinner?  It’s hard to imagine someone loving us even when we’veRead more »

Abundant Living During Lent

Ash Wednesday is a somber day where we begin our forty days of fasting before we celebrate our Lord rising from the dead to give us newRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy List to Lenten Sacrifices

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and most of us have already been asked (or have asked) the question of the season: What are you giving up? ManyRead more »

Making Sacrifices Real

Growing up we gave up something each year for Lent – cookies, junk food, sweets, a particular candy.  As soon as our children were oldRead more »

A Lenten Photo Challenge – Join Us!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE 2014 PHOTO CHALLENGE? CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEWEST CHALLENGE LIST. **UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: We are now onRead more »

Celebrating Lent with A Homemade Candle

Candlemas is coming up on February 2nd! There are three occasions that are celebrated on this day: the presentation of Jesus, Jesus’ firstRead more »

Happy Catholic New Year!

The season of Advent began this weekend.  At our Masses we noticed the colors on the altar and on our priests were changed to purple.  WeRead more »

#FishFriday – It’s Not Just for Lent

If you’ve heard the buzz lately, you know that the bishops plan to readdress and reemphasize that the faithful abstain from meat onRead more »

Meatless Fridays: Quick 3 Ingredient Meal

  Hmmmm…it’s Friday and the troops are hungry, but I’ve simply been too busy to worry about that…thatRead more »

Crazy Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Cobbler is a dish that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the fruit part of it but have always felt that there is justRead more »

Crucify Him!

Today, Good Friday, we commemorate our Savior’s death on the cross at Calvary.  We shroud our crucifixes, leave our altars bare, empty ourRead more »

Do I Really Believe He’s There?

I recently celebrated my 10-year anniversary of becoming Catholic and the event got me to thinking about what it was like to come into theRead more »

My Reflections on Fasting

I confess I never really “got” fasting. There were a few times as a college student I tried to fast by not eating at all on Good Friday.Read more »

Suffering, Lent, and St. Joseph

Today’s post is a brief* overview of my life the past two weeks. As if being six months pregnant, homeschooling, and headlong intoRead more »

Fantastic Fish Tacos

These tacos were inspired by a meal with a very good friend at a BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse in Indiana.  They are delicious!  I owe myRead more »