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"However, in the midst of thoughts on the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, our chaplain remarked on something which has stuck with me. He stated, 'Almsgiving is, simply...'" Today's piece is a review of a previously published piece - simply because the chaplain's homily forced me to go back and contemplate the greatest theological virtue. How will you focus on almsgiving in light of this information, during Lent 2018?
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This month, Everyday Ediths has been focusing on the theme of love. When asked which was the greatest commandment, Jesus responded in Mark 12:29-31, “Jesus answered, “The first is ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your…
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"If you have followed my blog any length of time, you'll know I am a proud Army wife, and a proud Catholic Christian... The project I undertook, to have it released for this Lent, was not undertaken without some sacrifice on my part." Today's #WorthRevisit is a look back at The Military Way of the Cross, and how that project was one that, although challenging, makes me a more grateful blogger.
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"Perhaps that can be my focus during Lent 2018 - how much I act like Jonah, and resist His gentle, and sometimes not-so-gentle, whispers and nudges on my heart. Perhaps focusing on my tendency to resist His whispers and nudges are paving my own, personal Way of the Cross. Perhaps opening my arms, and giving my "yes" to Him with less argument, will allow me to learn better from those saints who still followed His call in their lives." This week's special Gratitude Project addresses how a Lenten project for the Military Council of Catholic Women opened my eyes to my own spiritual battle. Includes links to the FREE download of "The Military Way of the Cross."
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"I felt as though I caught a simple, modern-day glimpse of what Mary must have felt so many centuries ago." This week's Gratitude Project explores some moments which made this mama's heart smile - and, reminded her of simple beauty even when the rest of the world around us is heavy. What are you grateful for this week?
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Today's My Sunday Best post showcases what I wore for Mass, what my daughter wore on her feet for Mass, and highlights some of the battles I will (and will not) engage in, in order to attend Mass productively.
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"Therefore, last week went by with nary a word written. And, this week, I decided my soul whimpers a little when I don't make time to write. However, I can't find more than 24 hours a day in my life, and try as hard as I can, I don't have the energy when everyone else is asleep around me at the end of the day, to break out my computer to write. So, I have combined last week's Gratitude moment with this week's, praying that this doesn't become a monthly project, rather than weekly!" What are you most grateful for this week?
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Last week, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. It made me reflect further on our family's own two tests for baby names, and makes me ask - how does your family approach baby names?
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"And, I realized how grateful I was for this alternate view of a subset of parishioners in my life who have another side of the story to tell. I was grateful for another perspective - one which allowed me to have empathy for a group of people I admit were previously judged in my ignorance." My Sunday Best post discusses an epiphany I had today, on this Feast of Epiphany. And, serves as a gentle reminder to all of us with children.
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A small inconvenience this week paved the way for my Gratitude Project post. What are you most grateful for this week?
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