Daybook :: It’s Almost Lent

Daybook :: It’s Almost Lent

Outside my window …

Light snow is falling on this President’s Day
God sent us a Valentine one morning on the way to school. It came in the form of a pink and purple sunrise. Thank you, Lord! We love you, too!

Thanking God for …

* The chance to go out for tea with my husband on a Sunday afternoon

* An extra-long weekend and staying in pajamas for longer than usual

* An amazing, first-ever WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference with more than 900 women—a sold-out crowd, inspirational speakers, beautiful music, prayer, confession, laughter, Mass with the bishop and sisterhood

Photo courtesy of Sharon Wilson and WINE.

Thinking about …

* How I am going to get back-on-track with Whole30 today. I was gone all day on Saturday, and it was hard to follow the program. I did OK through lunch, but dinner and dessert were off program. I have to say, though, that two full weeks of eating this way has really been a blessing, and I plan to continue through Lent (at least).

* Lent! What will be my focus? I am limiting so much food as it is, I probably will focus on prayer this Lent and spiritual reading … and being more focused in my vocation. How will I encourage my children? I found this lovely FREE printable to share with them. I hope to read more with them, too. What ways can I visually make our home a reminder of this special season we will be in?

 Wearing …
* Plaid PJs
* A red fleece sweatshirt
* Red slippers

Reading …
Momnipotent by Danielle Bean. I am reading this book and accompanying study with five wonderful women. The message of this book is a must for moms! It is filled with truth and encouragement!

* I purchased several books at the conference this weekend, and so my stack of to-read books has grown even taller!

I have set a reading goal on Goodreads: 15 books in 2015. I know it’s not a lot, but I am working on small steps and being realistic in my real life. Are you on Goodreads? If so, let’s connect!

Creating …
* A grocery list
* A Lenten home
* Lenten plans
* A writing schedule

On the table …
All I can say is that I really have to go to the grocery store!

Plans for the week …

* Momnipotent
* Ash Wednesday Mass
* Adoration
* Grocery shopping & cleaning

Praying for …
* my husband
* my children (by name)
* family and friends, especially those who have asked me to pray for them
* the 900+ women who attended the WINE conference, that their hearts were drawn by God’s love and sent on fire to share Him with others

I am linking up with Jenny at The Littlest Way today!

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6 thoughts on “Daybook :: It’s Almost Lent

  1. I haven't hear of those books and I AM NOT LOOKING AT THEM ON AMAZON…I'm not…I can't…really for real this time! Thanks for the link to the printable and look at all those happy women!

  2. I really had to go to the store, too, and it was snowing so hard. I could barely get the cart through the parking lot. I'm exhausted now. It's a good think it's dance night and I don't cook on dance night!

    Your conference looks amazing. We have a great women's conference in February, too, and I always chicken out. There is something about the big crowd that makes me anxious. I try to catch most of it on Catholic radio!

    1. I am off to the store today, Barbara! Thankfully, the sun is shining, even though it's very cold … Oh! You should go to your conference. I bet it is wonderful! I do end up exhausted after being around so many people, but it's worth it! At least they broadcast yours; that's great!

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