Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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Improving Lent - Part 3

Christ Making Entreaty

Improving Lent

We're hitting the home stretch in the season of Lent.  But it's not too late to add some devotions or do some extra acts of penance or study to get the most out of the next two weeks!

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26. Reading
Read something beautiful, uplifting and spiritual.

27. Listen to some beautiful religious music.

28. Rosary - Pray the Rosary

The Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

The Rosary of Our Lady

29. Try fasting as well as abstaining on Friday. If Friday is a difficult day for you to fast, pick another day. Just do it.

30. Be creative with your Lenten meals.

The Last Few Weeks of Lent= What's for Dinner
Paleo Vegetarian meals
Meatless meals on

31. Have one extra simple supper of just soup and sandwich per week.

32. See a religious movie

33.  Go to Stations of the Cross.

Stations of the Cross for Children
Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory