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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Interesting Links of the Week

Hocking Hills Shed by Mark Fresh on Flickr.

Once in a while I'll find one of these movie trailers that just trigger an emotional response that's very deep and painful - this is one of those trailers.  The featured mom in this clip says so many of the things I lived through and felt during my first birth.  It surprises me that now, 25 years later, women are going through the same kinds of problems trying to have their births. It surprises me even more that I still get emotional about it.

Speaking of emotions, Rep. Lummis's sililoquey on C-span this week is heartfelt tinged with anger and a bit of rage.  Behold - the fruits of the Affordable Care Act.

Here is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" link - a debate I participated in, regarding the pros and cons of swearing, via the very liberal Feministe site.

The St. Andrew Novena is very powerful if you have the endurance to get through it every day during this busy time of year.  Here's testimony to that.

St. Andrew novena

I started praying this novena two years ago. That year, my intention was for God’s will in my relationship with Tyler. Tyler proposed 5 days after the novena ended, and we were married within the year. Last year, my intention was for our first year of marriage, and specifically that we’d be blessed with a baby if that was God’s will. Well, you know how that one turned out. :) (And it looks like I’m not the only one who has gotten a baby from the St. Andrew Novena…)

My latest happy finds on  Pinterest.