WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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Marisol Madrigal

That's a fabulous idea! I'm going to borrow your idea. I struggle what to do for Lent this year. I'm currently under a lot of stress (grad student and primary caretaker of my parents:one recovering from cancer and the other with renal failure) and the thought of giving up something is too much right now. I need all my vices to get my through the day! *sobs*
But praying for intentions for others each day, I can do:-) Also, making more of an effort to attend Mass each week:-)


I stopped giving up 'stuff' for Lent a few years ago. I totally get the idea of doing without something that is pleasurable, but I either slipped up mid-way and/or it always felt kind of useless in the end.

Using Lent as a time for daily prayer and prayerful reflection is what I strive to do. For me its a BIG challenge.

Your idea of devoting time for intentions is a good one.

Have you heard of the novena for Mary Untier of Knots? I just found out about it here:

Kate P

I'm a little late reading this, but--thanks for sharing such a thoughtful post on Lenten sacrifice, Maggie! This kind of bolsters my feeling on what I wanted to communicate to the group of 6th graders I advise at school. They wanted to do something that, well, was a bit self-centered, but now I'm thinking I can teach them about making a spiritual bouquet for someone. Your Lent sounds like one big spiritual bouquet, and that's lovely.

I have two special intentions (you probably could guess at least one of them), if you could remember them in your prayers I'd be very grateful. :)

The Sojourner

In the interests of helping you out with your penance...if you want to, you can pray for Scott to get his driver's license by Easter.

(Long story, and I can't explain without being uncharitable.)

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