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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Works for Me Wednesday - eye glass holder

I had perfect vision all of my life until my mid 40s.  I never had to worry about eyeglasses or contacts or any of that. But I vividly remember one day, sitting down to read something and the print was blurry!  I blinked and squinted but just couldn't quite get everything to come into focus - until I held the book way, way out there.  That only worked for so long and eventually I had to break down and get some drug store reading glasses. And while that also worked for a time, eventually I had to bite the bullet and get a real eye exam and my first pair of prescription reading glasses.

This was quite a lifestyle change for someone that never needed to ever worry about having an apparatus to read with! And because I only needed them to read I was forever looking for them!  Eventually I started wearing my glasses around my neck

This had other problems.  Since the glasses hung around my neck all the time, they collected bits of food or water or dirt, or anything else that I was around throughout the day.  When I needed to actually look through them, I found I had to clean them off first!  I also didn't like the old-lady look of the chain and glasses.

So I started going with something like this:

The glasses didn't get as dirty and they were always near - but they always got tangled up with any other necklace I wanted to wear.  It still seemed to be in the way.

Then over Christmas, my smart son got me and Mr. Pete a few pair of these ReadeRest Magnetic Eyeglass Holders. I love them!  First of all, I am not required to have my glasses hanging around my neck - instead I can clip this older to the side of my shirt or blouse and keep it away from the midline of my outfit. The glasses stay put and don't get in my way when I'm not wearing them, especially when I am leaning over to do laundry or cleaning.  This video explains how they work.

The big magnet is kind of fun to play with too when I'm just watching t.v. at night. They come in a number of styles.  My kids got me one that had the fake rhinestones, but Mr. Pete's Magnetic Eyeglass Holder is plain black. I just think this is a much nicer solution than the eyeglass cords or necklaces and they don't look as dated.

Works for Me!

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