Thursday, March 10, 2011

Small Successes (Vol 25)

1.  My fitness journey continues. Despite my best efforts to hit the snooze, I got up an did my workout.  I did a bazillion bicep curls.

2. This isn't my success, but a success for pro-life. As I sit here writing, I hear on the local Fox News a story of a woman who survived a botched abortion.  They gave the story an enticing introduction, a good 2 minute story and a follow-up in the studio.  Let's all pray that the Heartbeat Bill passes and that those who would seek to murder children in the womb will be converted.

3. Back to me.  ;-)  I've got a pile of things to do with the kids to help Lent be holy and make Easter more meaningful.  I'm very good at making Advent holy and celebrating the entire Christmas season all the way to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, but Lent somehow has not gotten the same attention. Consequently, Easter, the holiest day of the year, has not had the excitement that it should have.  I welcome suggestions that will help me make both Lent and Easter holy.  If you need suggestions, visit Catholic Icing.  Lacy is a crafting genius and I am a crafting idiot.  She has projects on there that even I can do!

4. I just read Danielle Bean's successes and it reminded me that I've been de-cluttering the house. I've got 5 bags of clothes and boxes of toys to donate to the needy people of Laurelville,Ohio.  Thanks for the reminder of my success.

This is off topic, but since I know people will be reading my blog today, I'm putting it in anyway.  Please indulge me for one minute.  One thing that I have decided to do for Lent is make my Lenten sacrifice for the salvation of souls, 2 in particular, who will remain nameless.  I ask for your prayers for these to people as well.  I hope to tell you that the Holy Spirit has been successful in the not to distant future.

Think about your week and share your little triumphs here at Faith and Family Live.  It's an awesome group full of encouraging people!


  1. I will certainly offer my prayers! I would be honored! I am also searching for ways to make Lent as holy as Advent...without focusing on the "giving something up thing" so much! God Bless you this Lent!

  2. Thank you so much, Kristen!


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