My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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My Dearest Daughter

In 1958 my mother got married and moved across the country. These are the letters written to her, mainly by her mother, between 1958 and 1960. Others in the series are in my file.

As I was going through mom's things I came across some beautiful needle work that was done by my grandmother and my great-grandmother!

Here are some of the close ups of that work.

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This little cloth is fascinating because it looks like they took an old flour sack and used it for needle work.  If you look closely you can seen the old print from the flour sack still on the cloth!

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Grandma did send mom a Easter Card that year!
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I was also happy to find this special card, sent to mom by my grandma's good friend, Mrs. Sunsteadt.   The Sunsteadts and my grandparents went way back and in fact, for most of my growing up years, I remember having big holiday meals at the Sunsteadt's house!   When my grandparents lived in Flint, MI my grandma's brother inadvertently set their house on fire with a cigarette.  Mr. Sunsteadt saw the flames and ran into the house to save my mother who was only a toddler.  The back of her head had been singed, but she was otherwise okay.  My grandparents were forever grateful.

In this card, Mrs. Sunsteadt wishes mom well on the upcoming event, which is the birth of her first child.
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