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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Outside my window...
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My little country baby enjoying the spring day!

I am thinking...
about my Aunt Grace, who is basically dying this weekend.  She is 96 years old.  She is sleeping a lot and she is talking about seeing her dead brother and her mother who have both been dead for many, many years. She was born on the 4th of July, so I'm thinking she will probably die on Easter Day - and I think that's kind of fitting in a lot of ways.

I will always remember Aunt Grace as being kind and soft spoken. She never said anything harsh or mean that I can remember and she was also always smiling.

As long as I can remember, Aunt Grace was always a bit of a messy housekeeper.  Her house always looked a little lived in.  I definitely take after her in that regard although I do try to fight against my nature- most of the time.  But Aunt Grace never let a dirty sink or untidy table ruin her day or keep her from visiting folks - even her unkempt little niece who would run into her house for a glass of water or just to say hi! I think that's an important lesson to keep from Aunt Grace as well.

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I am thankful...
all of the great aunts and uncles that I had in this life and I look forward to seeing them all again in the next.

In the kitchen...
Turkey casserole with butternut squash!

I am wearing...
My sports skirt and a short-sleeved T-shirt!

I am creating...
a clean house for Easter and a tasty Easter menu

I am going...

  • to take Izzy to her foot appointment tomorrow to see how she is progressing after her surgery. 
  • re-write my part for Easter Song so that I can actually read it for Easter Sunday. 
  • Walk or workout every day this week. 
  • Get the house cleaned up
  • Make it to last chance confession!

I am reading...
various things on my Kindle.

I am hoping...
To keep up on the kitchen work and get some things sold on eBay.

I am looking forward to...
spring break!

From the Learning Rooms:
We are on spring break!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

A favorite quote for today...

  • Experience is a different teacher; giving you the test first and the lesson later.
Amish proverb!

A few of my favorite people...

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  1. Sorry to hear about your aunt. May she pass peacefully. I pray you have a blessed Resurrection/Easter weekend.


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