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How have your first few days of Lent gone this year?
Mine has tested me in ways I wasn’t expecting.
Ash Wednesday found me going to Mass alone.
The boys have settled into a routine of staying up late and getting up late. It should be interesting to see how they adjust to Mountain time after several weeks up here. This means my plans to get caught up on homeschooling haven’t worked out so well.
The upside for going solo was the ability to attend a book study after Mass. The book focuses on The Beatitudes and even without having read in advance I enjoyed the study time. Spending time in discussion with other adults who actively practice the Catholic faith is something I really needed.
Glad it worked that way as my youngest crawled up the stairs the next morning looking like he’d been run over. Fever, aches and pains, and other symptoms that all could have been the flu. Off to the doctors we went and out the window went my plans for daily Mass and attending the MOMS group.
Thankfully, he tested negative for the flu. But, it didn’t deter me from dragging my other boys to the local pharmacy to get flu shots.
His fever running into Thursday night meant we missed Soup and Stations. He was sad, as was I.
But, Saturday was a new day. I got to reconnect with other parishioners at the monthly Ladies’ Group meeting. And, my youngest and I went to Mass that evening and stayed after for the first Lenten movie night complete with pizza.
40 Days of Seeking Him Sampler
If you have been reading the blog for a while, then you might recall that this link up started in 2011 as a daily one. I didn’t always participate but have made an effort to do it as often as possible. We switched to a weekly link up format which means at least one anchor post per week here.
I decided to pull together a ‘sampler’ as a free ebook to subscribers. If you are already a subscriber, just open up a recent weekly newsletter and click over to the appropriate “subscriber only” page.
If you are not currently a subscriber, you can get your copy when you sign up.
40 Days of Seeking Him 2019 Week One Link Up
The linky will be up each week so you can add in posts daily, weekly, or whenever you are able.
The posts can be about anything related to Lent and preparations for Easter. This includes crafts, food, devotions, music or reflections.
I hope that my readers will join us on the journey through Lent as we seek to grow closer to Christ. Christian bloggers are welcome to join us in the weekly link up with posts that they are writing to showcase activities or reflections taken during this Lenten journey.
We are expanding the platform for this meme to include a 40 Days of Seeking Him Pinterest board for submitted posts and a Facebook group. I hope that you’ll check out the Pinterest board and join us on Facebook, too, as we seek to grow closer to Christ.