Lent

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Solitude as I envisioned it hasn’t quite worked out- at least not yet. We still have our closing meeting for Good News People, which we have been hosting on Sunday nights for the past couple of months. We still have paper work to file before I can officially step down as Financial Secretary for our

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After the holidays and a death in the family, I was mentally thrown for a loop.  I was really looking forward to Lent as it typically helps me get a better grasp on areas where I am faultering.  But this year was different and I’m trying not to beat myself up too much.  Continuing to

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We haven’t been as crafty this spring as we normally are.  With the beautiful weather we’ve had the kids prefer to be outside playing and exploring for hours on end instead.  To me, that’s even more important than any craft.  Here are a few things we have done though to keep our focus on the

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Priorities

Since Easter falls so late this year, Holy Week and Earth Week fall during the same time. Thankfully we try to keep our lives Christ-centered throughout the year while at the same time keeping a focus on being earth-friendly and doing our part to conserve energy and live “green”. I say thankfully because that takes

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Lent 2011

One of my great friends(this one’s for you, Christy!) asked me recently what the kids were doing for Lent this year. Thankfully, she asked me before Lent started because I had only given minimal thought to it at that time, apparently thinking I had more time to figure something out. I quickly got my act

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Priorities

With my self-imposed limit on computer time for Lent, I have been accomplishing so many things and reading A LOT of books. The Internet-free Sundays have been WONDERFUL. I would highly recommend a day off from the Internet. I read somewhere that if you think there is no way you could possibly do that, you

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Mardi Gras Jester hats

This weekend we are looking forward to a Mardi Gras party at our church tomorrow evening. If you think of Mardi Gras and think of things that only have to do with throwing beads, partying til you drop and all things….let’s just say, anti-Christian sounding, please set your mind at ease, we will be celebrating

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I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I started my prayer journal last week. Only wrote in it twice so far but the first entry was 6 pages worth and it felt amazing. I’m glad I didn’t resolve to do it daily. I have trouble keeping up with things daily. It’s all I can