One of the many graces I have received during this year’s Lenten Desire to
spend more time with God
has been all the extra-time provided to do more life-giving, beneficial things while under God’s gaze!
By sacrificing my time normally spent on Instagram I am (instead) doing things which
feed the Spirit He planted within me!
Like reading, writing, watching a good movie or crocheting!
As a result I truly do not know if I will re-engage in Social Media again!
I do know, at the very least, it shall (indeed) change significantly – as I have experienced an Interior Freedom not felt by me for far too long.
I pray that you too are experiencing a similar feeling, as you’ve detached from your own (sometimes negative) distractions during this period of lent.
And just in case you’re looking for something new to occupy your time I am sharing a few of my own substitutions with you!
I enthusiastically welcome your suggestions too!!
It’s what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.Oscar Wilde
Books I read in February & March
To Be Where You Are – Jan Karon
Come Rain or Come Shine – Jan Karon
In the Company of Others – Jan Karon
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good – Jan Karon
Home to Holly Springs – Jan Karon
The Trellis and the Seed – Jan Karon
Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You – Frederick Backman
Mrs. Lincoln‘s Dressmaker – Jennifer Chiaverini
The Great(est) Pretender – Mark Bradley Morrow
The Rhythm of Life – Matthew Kelly
Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table – Louie Giglio
Uninvited – Lysa Teurkurst
Life is Messy – Matthew Kelly
The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux – as written by Jacques Philippe
Interior Freedom – Jacques Philippe
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
We read to know we are not alone.CS Lewis
What would Jesus eat? The Ultimate Program for eating well, feeling great, and living longer. – Don Colbert MD
The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners by Rockridge Press
The Mediterranean Refresh by Erika Simons
The Road Less Traveled – M Scott Peck
People of the Lie – M Scott Peck
The Practice of The Presence of God & The Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence
“When your life flashes before your eyes at the end, make sure it’s a good movie you’re watching.”Stewart Stafford
Movies I watched in February & March
*I have not made any recommendations for viewing. Some I loved. Some I liked. Some I wish I’d not watched at all. I look forward to hearing your own opinions.
I want you back starring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate
Not That Funny starring Nick Thume, K Callahan and John Capellos
The Starfish starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Ellie Copping
The Bachelors starring JK Simmons, Josh Wiggins, O’Daya Rush
Farm to Fork to Love
Still mine starring James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, and Chuck Shamata
A Father‘s Legacy starring Tobin Bell, Jason Mac Gregory and Allen Williams
At Middleton starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga
From the Vine starring Joe Pantoliano, Wendy Crewson, Marco Leonardi
A Rainy Day in New York starring Timothée Chalamet, Jude Law, Elle Fanning
Corrie ten Boom: A faith undefeated
The Goldfinch starring Ansel Elgort Oakes Fegley, and Aneurin Barnard
Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season Three
Upload – Season One and Season Two
You Again starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Sigourney Weaver
The pursuit of love.
The Love Punch starring Pierce Bronson, Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie
Crazy on the Outside starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Ray Liotta
The Tender Bar starring Tye Sheridan, Ben Affleck
Love and Friendship
All Roads lead to Rome starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie de Raoul Bova
The Descendants starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges
Four Seasons Lodge Documentary
Words and Pictures starring Clive Owen, Juliet Benosh and Bruce Davison
A long way down
Miss you already starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette
The Last Word starring Shirley McClain, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Heche
The Greatest starring Pierce Bronson, Susan Sarandon
Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning, Tony Colette and Alice Eve
The Grand Seduction
The Chosen – Season One
Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray Andy MacDowell
Death at a Funeral starring Matthew MacFadyen, Ewen Bremner, Alan Tudyk
The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds
One of several crochet patterns I enjoyed can be found here.
Whatever you have been occupying your time with this lenten season I do pray you have experienced the interior freedom He desires you to find.
hugs n’ blessings for priorities made, priorities kept.