Lent Is Over Now What?

Happy Easter everyone! Now that is Lent is over you might think it might be time to just relax but in actuality, it’s the start of Easter season. For the next 50 days, we are in this beautiful season.

Truth be told for many years I would just go back to my slow-paced ways but this year I wanted to dive more and so I thought I shared a few ideas for you to join in.

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  1. Write to Jesus in a journal at least 3 times a week. Pour out your heart in it.
  2. Read your bible for 10 minutes and pray for 10 minutes at least each day.
  3. Do a house chore you dislike without grumbles (dishes for me & it’s SO hard not to grumble)
  4. Go to mass during the week besides Sunday.
  5. Pay for someone’s coffee when you pick up yours.
  6. Do a bit of bible journaling.
  7. Go on a nature walk and notice the little things and be thankful (we are so busy with our lives we forgot )
  8. Read a story of a saint that you would like to learn more about.
  9. Give flowers to someone who you think deserves to know they are appreciated.
  10. Get flower seed packets for neighbors and handout with happy spring notes.
  11. Print out some of our pictures from your phone and camera and share your recent favorite memories in a book and mail it to a family member who you know would love it.
  12. Clean a place in your house everyone avoids.
  13. Bring flowers to a nursing home and stay for a visit with someone who doesn’t get many visits.
  14. Visit the animal shelter and give some love to animals waiting for adoption (my kids love this one)
  15. Leave a thank you note and baked cookies in your mailbox for your mail carrier.
  16. Give a friend a compliment or even a stranger.
  17. Hold the door open at a store for some shoppers.
  18. Deliver  kid-friendly food to a shelter along with coloring books and crayons
  19. Ask your church or your children’s’ school if you can do a special clean up project.
  20. Write a love letter to each member of your family.
  21. Babysit for a friend so they can have an afternoon to relax a bit.
  22. Give away clothes that are gently used and in good condition.
  23. Volunteer to do some yard work (especially now with Spring upon us)
  24. Work on having more patience (living in New York this one can get interesting ha)
  25. Spend time with your family without any electronics.

I hope these give  you some ideas and you will give them a try out and if you do I’d love to hear about it!

 

 

 

It Is Done.

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This past week I’ve been able to go to mass everyday. This has been the first Holy Week that I’ve been able to do so since all my kids are bigger and it’s been more then I could ever image.

We are going to Easter Vigil tomorrow and my heart wants to burst of happiness and I am so humbled for the love our Savior has for us.

Let me tell you though this week had very crazy moments. Tears. LOTS of tears. Yet even with the hiccups my heart is full.

I don’t know what the future holds but I don’t know but I really think I am being moved to do more and I am going to let go (because you know we have to control it even though we say it with our mouths that God is in control we really mean well you know he’s in control but we will see if I really agree with it.) I’m not going to lie I am nervous. I have NO clue what to do but I’m really letting go. So here goes…

COME HOLY SPIRT COME.. LET THY WILL BE DONE… REALLY.

Oh and to start I’ve gotten the Instagram account that will be connected to this site. GULP..  Memories In These Stories

Well that’s all from me for now…

Blessed Palm Sunday

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It’s a bit late but I wanted to make sure I came on and said blessed Palm Sunday. Is it me or did this Lent just fly by? I can’t believe we are into Holy Week.

Although the Easter season will start next week (did you know that? I didn’t know that until well like 5 years ago!!)

What are you planning on doing this week? I am hoping to read more and go to mass each day. My youngest son’s birthday is on Tuesday and at our parish, they are doing the live stations of the cross in the evening I am hoping in going.

Although today my youngest who is 4 just happened to catch a glimpse of a movie I was watching “The Savior” it really didn’t show much but she saw the suffering mostly on Jesus’ face and as he was put on the cross and although she has been told by myself and at school about what happened she’s 4 and seeing visually what happened that made her upset.

I’ve decided to let her stay with Hubby while I go with my older kids. I was talking to a friend on how little children are willing to follow God and pure love but it’s a shame as we grow some of us stray from that I know for myself I have but feel so blessed I know all his love and mercy on us.

I have mentioned that I love Formed as it’s an amazing source to go and learn and especailly during this coming week it will really be amazing.

For my kids I always go to Catholicmom.com as they have things for the kids not only during Lent but year round that I have used. I already printed out coloring pages for them.

Also a new site that I found  site Catholic family crate where they have a free packet for the family to use during Holy Week.

What will you doing with your family?

 

Still Standing. Now What.

Well, guess my little blog here lives to see another year. Thanks to my hubby I renewed the blog and just in the nick of time as I only had one day to do so.

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I was sad about having to let it go. I mean I don’t know if anyone really sees this but it’s been therapeutic for me and so that was enough.

As my other blog is more about business and although I do share things it’s not as personal as this one has become. This blog really holds my inside voice.

I actually know what I want to do as with the help OK more like the push of the Holy Spirit I finally went to our Pastor and told him about wanting to share about Bible Journaling. I mean there is plenty of it all over but I hardly have seen anyone really do a Catholic bible journaling.

I currently am working putting it all together so I can really present what I want to do. My hubby also gifted me a Blessed is She Bible which is beyond amazing and so beautiful! I also received another bible from She Reads Truth which as well is so beautiful my heart is overwhelmed and can’ wait to share what I will be doing.

Well, that is all from me just wanted to make sure I put it out there. Hopefully, this will become a good source is my wish but if not I still will be so happy because this is my little spot will be where I share my joys, sorrows and in-betweens.

 

Expiring on March 13th

Well it seems this little place in the web will be closing for sure unless I’m able to renew it. I would need $50 to keep my website for the next year.

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I really have loved this place and actually would love to keep it because I have a new chapter that has come aboutand will begin after Lent. I would love to share that.

I have been able to express my thoughts and would love to be able to do more of it as in the past I’ve gotten some amazing feedback.

I have left it to the Lord if this is some place that should stay then so be it. Our Lord had been genrous and amazing and I am beyond thankful I would love to keep this blog to share more about that and what is to come after Lent.

I am actually nervous but so excited about it! Well that’s all from me. If you could spare a little prayer for me and as to what our Lord wants to happen with this little blog. I’d be so thankful.

 

 

 

 

 

This little Space Is Going Away

 

 

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I’ve LOVED being able to express and share my voice. I feel as if even if I don’t know who if anyone is reading this blog I hope somewhere, somehow my words have helped or it showed they weren’t alone.

Sadly the domain of this page is coming to an end on the 10th of next month so it will be shut down as I don’t have the funds to keep it going for another year. I would have loved to keep it open.

I will keep posting until the 10th and then this blog will come to an end. God Bless all of you and remember no matter the darkest of periods there is always light. I know it so.

 

 

2018 : 365 Days to Pray

Here we are at with the 1st day of a New Year. So many resolutions I’ve heard.  From losing weight, to saving money but there is one I want to do. I want to pray more. I need to pray more.

I want to grow my relationship better with the Lord. I actually found a parish close enough to my home that has adoration every week. I can not say how giddy I was when I found this out.   I feel like this is my change to get a little bit closer to our Lord. I sometimes as I kneel look at the blessed sacrament and am in awe yet feel so little and unworthy.

I think of the stories of saints and people who have heard our Lord’s message to them. Then there is me who just hears myself with all the worries and questions.

I can never seem to find myself quiet. To be honest I think I’m almost afraid to be quiet. What if our Lord does speak to my heart, yet I wonder why should I be afraid what is that? What is that about? I WANT him to speak to me yet I’m the one not letting him?

When I go into the chruch before picking up my daughter it seems there is the one question I sit and seem to ask Lord  always. What is it that you want from me?  I ramble on with all that is going on and all my worries and perhaps that’s why I can’t hear if our Lord has something to tell me.

Perhaps that’s why I got one of my favorite saints when I went on to Saint Name Generator  and got St. Padre Pio.

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I almost think of him as if he were a dad or grandfather that would give me that look when I would be doing wrong but have a good love for me. I love how he loved the Lord and Mama. I am so excited to get to know him better and pray for his intercession more this year as well . I’m actually reading a book called Parde Pio’s Spirtitual Direction for Everyday that I hope to read throughout the year.

There are some very serious things going on right now with our family. It’s really hard. I am praying that I get I’m able to find a way to get an income going.

Our living situation is getting stranded as well so much going on. All I know to do is pray. I truly believe in prayer and have seen them heard even in my moments that I am in dispair I need to remember this.