’tis this season

“Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.”

– St Therese of Lisieux

Every year our parish Priest, Fr. Larry Richards, reminds us we are an Easter people!

(And Hallelujah is our song!)

I love this about him.

He also reminds us that HE does not like Lent! How it’s his least favorite time of the year and that he’s never been a lenten person, “Never have been and never will be.”

I love this about Fr. Larry too and I agree we ARE an Easter people!

But I must also admit I do love lent just as much.

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i prefer…

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!

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lenten sacrifice

My Spiritual Director has taught me much.

In both big ways & rather small.

Regardless, he has always guided me wisely – toward ways of living a life

centered around God.

Consecration to BVM, March 25, 2015

A simple example has been in the way I begin a New Year. Instead of creating a New Year’s RESOLUTION, he has suggested in its place the consideration of discerning a

New Year’s DESIRE.

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