Tagged: lent

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Abstaining From Meat
Kid-Friendly Meatless Friday

Hmmmm…it’s Friday and the troops are hungry, but if you’re like me you’ve simply been too busy to worry about it…that is until the rumbling bellies distract you from other matters! Since our family adheres to the practice of abstaining from meat throughout the year, this quick meal is a favorite. It’s an easy solution that is kid-friendly. The three...

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Temptation, Gratification, and Dependence on God

Today is Ash Wednesday and we begin our Lenten journey. These forty days offer a beautiful opportunity to apply the principle of spring-cleaning to our spiritual life. During the gloomy days of winter, many cobwebs gathered, yet the light of spring exposes all that was previously hidden in darkness. This Lenten Season provides a time to refocus our dependence on...

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Unanswered Prayer: A Gift From God

Prayer often finds us requesting favors from God – our wants, needs, and desires. As a good Father, however, God often denies our requested gifts. He knows what we need. With the virtues of Faith, Wisdom, and Fortitude we will find that Our Father God really does know best. Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best gift of all.

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Lent: Sometimes the Rosary is All You Need

By now, many of us are fully immersed in Lent and all the plans we have made to live it to the fullest. Some hardy souls have kept up with all or most of their prayers, sacrifices, and charitable acts. Others have fallen a bit, but continue to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and regain the momentum they seek...

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Father Knows Best:
Not Earthly Happiness But Eternal Joy

We often theorize that in a perfect world, our heart’s dearest wishes would come true. In theory our lives would be complete and fulfilled. The groanings of our earthly vessels hold out for such secularly minded hopes and dreams, even as God our Father reminds us that it is not so. Father Knows Best With perfect wisdom and love, Our...

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5 Reasons Not to Leave Facebook for Lent

There is much justified outrage about Facebook’s bigotry against the conservative and/or Christian viewpoint.┬áThe reactions have been swift and decisive. Many good, Christian people are once again discerning whether or not to stay with Facebook – even if just for Lent. On the surface, the ┬ádecision seems rather obvious. After all, Facebook is not a necessity. Unlike utilities, corporations, food...