Our Lent Devotional for Women is still in the ‘Pre-Lent’ stages, setting a foundation, getting ourselves ready for the soul work about to take place in our devotions for Lent. Just like we wouldn’t begin a strenuous race without preparations, we shouldn’t jump into Lent either. Let’s start with dusting.
A couple of years ago my sister and I each decorated a canvas to hang in our homes. Mine started out being a “Family Rules” canvas. After I was finished and hung it on our wall, a visiting priest commented on how it read more like a nightly “Family Examen” rather than a “Family Rules” board.
We’ve used it “officially” as a nightly examen after family rosary, but lost the habit some where along the way. I regret that and have vowed to pick it back up. Not only pick it back up, but tie it to the Word of God…win-win.
I love a good birth story but more importantly, I love it when a momma offers her prayers during labor for all the other mommas who are still laboring in the day to day of parenting.
When I am just DONE, with life I need to saturate myself with inspiring Bible quotes. Let’s look at one of them today, Inspiring Bible Quotes: John 4:15
When my ideas, dreams, and grand schemes for the “perfect” get interrupted by real life, I can choose to embrace this new spirit of perfection that can only be found in the holy ordinary of my daily which is intertwined with the lives of some many others God places before and beside me.
There are days when I don’t even open my prayer journal, and yet, somehow, I manage to spend the day in prayer, how can this be? Read here to learn how.