Tag Archives: Lent

Lost in the Desert of Lent

I think that I am lost in the desert. Hope that I find my way out by Easter.  My desire to pray more, fast more, give more, and blog more has not translated into action.  Yes I know that there … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes

“You are dust and to dust you shall return” (Gn 3:19)  When you turn sixty, everyday is a wakeup call that life is short. Now I wake up when my favorite deacon stops snoring. Yet I am still startled every … Continue reading

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Return of A Deacon’s Wife?

Yikes it has been two years since my last post. Why so long? I was in a very long and dark tunnel due to Multiple Sclerosis. God led me out of it, finally, after a year in the black hole. … Continue reading

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The Silence of Jesus

The Pope has given us much to ponder on our desert journey. His recent catechesis focused on the importance of silence. Excerpt: This principle that without silence we neither hear nor listen nor receive the word _ applies above all … Continue reading

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In the Desert of Lent

How is your lent going? Well mine is a mixed bag. On the one hand I am going to daily Mass more often, and I have made progress on the issues that I needed to work on. But I still … Continue reading

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Lent: Prepare for Easter

I almost forgot. This deacon’s wife has a post up at our diocesan St. Joseph Educational Center.  They have a blog, Bite-sized faith which consists of concise articles to help parents pass on the faith. I was assigned the topic … Continue reading

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Great Tongues of Fire

Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on … Continue reading

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Lent a time to Pray, Fast, Love. And Blog?

Many Catholic bloggers give up blogging for Lent, but I have decided to embrace the life.  And no it is not because I am rebellious and need to be different.  Honest. The season of Lent is a wonderful gift from … Continue reading

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Beer Only Lenten Fast Results

Did you ever wonder how the beer only fast ended for J. Wilson?  Well it seems that it wasn’t as weird as I thought. Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor has the answer. H/T Mollie of Get Religion. Well he … Continue reading

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Our Lenten Journey

We are nearing the end of our Lenten journey through the desert.  The whole purpose of Lent is to turn away from sin and to turn away from what distracts us from drawing closer to God. Yet every Lent I … Continue reading

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