Lent

J1ST 037: Greed

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there my friend! First things first, happy Holy Week! I LOVE Holy Week.  I love all the pomp and incense and long services and drama.  I just LOVE IT. Isn’t it so great to be Catholic and belong to a church that really lets us enter into the …

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J1ST 036: Sloth

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey friends! Well, in case you’ve missed it, we’ve been spending all of Lent really digging into the seven vices we all face. To do this I have been pulling SO MUCH wisdom from Venerable Fulton Sheen’s incredible book, Victory Over Vice. We have already covered Anger, Envy, Lust, …

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J1ST 035: Gluttony

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID   Hey there, friends. Today, we are tackling the Vice that I have been dreading since the beginning of this series: Gluttony. For some reason, the idea that food can lead to sin is just a little bit hard for me. It is hard for me to understand and …

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Free Printable Finger Puppets for Lent

Hello there, friends! I hope your Lent has been wonderfully restful and fruitful. Mine, thus far, has fallen a little bit short of expectations, but that, of course, is 100% my doing. It is hard for me to embrace quiet, even thought I REALLY need to! In these next weeks, and especially during Holy Week, …

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J1ST 034: Pride

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID You guys are just blowing me away with your response to this Lenten Series on the Podcast where we are digging through the Vices we all face.  So far, we’ve talked about Anger, Envy, and Lust, and, although I am flattered, and want to give myself a big …

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J1ST 033: Lust

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there, and welcome back to the 3rd installment of the Lenten Podcast Series on the Vices. Today’s episode focuses on LUST, and, before I go into the details of this episode, I want to warn you that I felt I needed to use real language while discussing this …

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J1ST 032: Envy

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hello dear friends! Well, based on the HUGE response to last week’s podcast, I have a feeling I’m not the only one that struggles with vices!  Thank you to all of you that wrote such encouraging and vulnerable emails and Facebook messages to me after listening to last week’s …

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J1ST 031: Anger

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID First of all, I pray that your Lent is off to a beautiful and Holy start! To be completely honest, I have been CRAVING Lent. My life has just started to feel a little too noisy and busy and I am glad the Church is wise enough to give …

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J1ST 030: Lenten Resolutions

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID We are one week from Lent, so it’s time to start planning! I really love Lent. I love an opportunity to get back into those good habits I’ve lost track of and just dwell in the quiet a bit more. I also love being a part of a Catholic …

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2018 Lenten Coloring Pages for Adults

Hey friends! Sometimes I just can’t help myself, did you know that? I have an idea that I just know will help you (and me) have a more fruitful faith journey, and even though I don’t really have the time to make it happen, I decide to go ahead and do it anyway. At the …

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J1ST 028: Teaching Our Children the Faith

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s podcast addresses an issue I hear about from Catholic Mothers all the time: How do I teach the Faith to my children? I hear this all the time, often from very faithful women, who just worry that they aren’t doing enough. I get it. I often struggle with those …

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The JESUS TREE: Lenten Scripture Activity

Friends!  I have been dreaming and thinking about this JESUS TREE for about 2 years now–and today is finally the day I share it with you! <<happy dance!!>>  There are few things I love more than dreaming something up, making it a reality and then, finally, sharing it with the people I love right here. …

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Lenten Worksheets For Kids {Free Printable}

With Lent approaching I have been racking my brain to come up with a way to make Lent more meaningful for my children.  Sure, we make family resolutions, decorate the house, abstain from meat on Fridays and talk about the passion–but I wanted something else that could get the kids more actively involved in Lent. …

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On Needing Lent

Lent will be here early this year: Ash Wednesday is February 10th.  I feel like I should be whining and stomping my feet, but in all honestly, I can’t wait.  I need Lent and I feel like I need it right now. Please don’t be confused.  I am not some sort of super human that …

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Preparing for a Holy Lent

I unplugged yesterday (didn’t go online once–it was wonderful) and spent my time preparing my home, my kids and my heart for a Holy Lent.  Last lent I was so disappointed with myself.  Due to poor planning and even poorer follow-through instead of feeling renewed once Easter arrived, I felt frustrated. I am determined that …

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40 Faith-Building Lenten Activities

Lent is just around the corner.  In an effort to prepare I’m sharing 40 Faith-Building Lenten Activities for you and your families today. Lent is an important time around my house–both for me and for my family.  Unfortunately I live a life that is really loud and busy and full of distractions.  In the end …

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Easy Holy Week Watercolor Art

Today I am sharing a very simple, easy and yet beautiful project to do with your kids, toddlers and up, this Lent.  This Easy Holy Week Watercolor Art project is made even easier with the printable crucifix I’ve made.  I did a very similar project to this last year (see it here) but because it …

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Lenten Finger Puppets: General Instructions

Hello!  Well, it’s Ash Wednesday and that means one thing: Lent.  Ready?  Me neither, but here we go!  I am determined to help my children understand Lent and the Passion a little bit better this year, even though they are still quite young.  To this end, I have have been working hard on what I …

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