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...
November 2012 160

I am thinking...
about the irony of today.  Pete and I have to be at the vigil mass for the Feast of The Immaculate Conception - but the kids have to sing with choir about 20 minutes away!  So even though we have a chance to all be at the same mass - we can't be.

I also have to figure out a way to get them there because I don't feel comfortable with Noah driving a car full of kids at night on unfamiliar roads.

This means of course, that the kids will have to go to mass on Tuesday- and that means we get to take little Miss C. - and I am secretly looking forward to that!  We'll probably go to the pretty church downtown, which I imagine must look pretty big and awesome to a little girl.

I am thankful...
to be part of the Peace Together Choir. I feel that I am challenged to use my musical talents with a group of gifted musicians. It just fills a spot in my life that doesn't necessarily get filled otherwise. 

In the kitchen...
Probably pork steaks tomorrow and possibly white chili on the Feast Day.

I am wearing...
Black boots, black skirt, white long-sleeved T- concert attire.

I am reading...
Annette Funicello was a very gifted singer, dancer and actress who lived with MS for years before she died. She had one of the very extreme forms of that disease and her book covers how she faced her disease practically and with dignity.

I am pondering...
How to get through the next few weeks before Christmas!   Shopping is almost done, but there are cards to write and two more concerts to play, as well as the actual masses for Christmas.

And I'm a little worried that we might have another terrorist attack before the end of the year.

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
20 Years of Homeschooling!

Noah- Senior

Rosie 5th grade
Partnership Writing
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class

One of my favorite things...

lavictoire family at the wedding

Christmas Card Picture for this year!

A quote to share...

“Every story ever told really happened. Stories are where memories go when they’re forgotten.”

Dr. Who 

A video  to share...
from yesterday's concert.


  1. Hello Elena,

    Breathe dear breathe! You're going to make it!
    I encourage you to relax your expectations and just enjoy your family and your relationship with Jesus Christ this Christmas season. The important things will get done.

    Please drop by and say hello!

    Have a wonderful Christmas season!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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