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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A Pentecost Craft with an improvement coming later today!

I am a great crafter! I can craft someone else's idea- and even improve on it! But I am not an original craft thinkerupper. So when I got an original idea last year for Pentecost, I jumped on it!

So here is my post from last year:
I wanted to do something simple but pretty and meaningful for my Pentecost Centerpiece and this is what I came up with.

I took a plain glass bowl and filled it with water and floating candles. I got all of it from Pat Catan's for under $12.
Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 114

Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 112




Then I surrounded the bowl with a holy card for each of the apostles and Mary. And let me tell ya- some of those apostles aren't easy to find, particularly St. Bartholomew, St. Simon and Saint James the Lesser. Those I found on the internet and printed them out in color. Izzy reinforced them for me with that craft foam. Then we put them around the bowl, and lit the candles.


The idea is that the floating candles are like the tongues of fire that hung over the apostles head at Pentecost. Izzy also made me a dove to hang from the chandalier over the bowl tomorrow. I'll have the full effect then, but for a test run, this is what it looked like!
Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 129


The idea is that the floating candles are like the tongues of fire that hung over the apostles head at Pentecost. Izzy also made me a dove to hang from the chandalier over the bowl tomorrow. I'll have the full effect then, but for a test run, this is what it looked like!
Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 130

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OK, here was the problem - that curved bowel got too hot with all of those candles in it and sometime during dinner - the bowl burst!!!! and all of the water and candles burst forth from the centerpiece.  I guess that is kind of symbolic too for the apostles bursting forth after the Holy Spirit comes to them... but it made for an exciting and messy dinner!

So I have improved on the bowl and on how I displayed the apostles - pictures will be appearing shortly!



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