We're more than half way through Lent... how's it going?! What did you decide to give up/take up? Did you make any spiritual goals? How have you grown thus far and how do you hope to make the most of the remainder of the season?
Oh, Lent. You have been a doozy this year. That's for darn sure.
There just seems to be so much going on this Lent; from personal sufferings to those of friends to those of the world. I'm not sure why after all of these years, this is the year that satan is rearing his ugly head ALL up in my grill, but dude... give it a rest.
Amongst all of that crazy, I still find hope. I still find the good. Easter IS coming.
And that is a beautiful thing.
Another beautiful thing? My discipline with things I said I was going to do. My new (I hope it continues!) habit, that has become my favorite part of the day is my morning devotional time with the Blessed is She Lenten Journal. I get up earlier so that I can enjoy some sweet sips of coffee, while reflecting and journaling on the Word. It's simply amazing. I know I will reap the benefits of this new habit over and over again.
|Via- my Insta :)|
I've also given up social media during the workday. - - <-- that is a face... does it look like a face?! ANYway... yes. Social media at work was filling up WAY more time in my day than I care to admit. So, it was time for it to take a backseat. Um, harder than I was expecting. Blah.
I am also saying the Litany of the Sacred Heart right before bed. I've been pretty good with this- it's such a beautiful and wonderful reminder of how amazing and tender our Lord's heart is.
Working on some other things, but I won't bore you with those. :)
Overall, while my Lent has been intense in ways that I wasn't expecting, it really has been amazing. One of my goals this Lent was to return to God with my whole heart (Joel 2:12). Do I think I have achieved this totally? Not necessarily, but I have given Him what I can. Each day.
And because he is an ever-patient God, he waits. Every day. For my whole heart.
How is YOUR Lent going?! Share with us by writing your own post, sharing in our FB group or commenting on our blogs! We really want to know how things are going for you!
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Expectations vs Reality... of the Single Life
Have you ever had people in your life who have expectations of what your life is like, as a single person? Do friends or family ever make assumptions about your life simply because you're unmarried? Did you ever had expectations about being single which turned out to be different than the reality? How do you manage the expectations of others with the reality of your day-to-day?
A couple weeks ago, we set to challenge ourselves! What did you decide on and what did you end up doing? Was this a fruitful experience for you? Why or why not?
What does it mean to be a friend based in Christ? Do Christian friends hold each other higher? Do we hold each other accountable? How do these friendships differ from non-Christian based friendships? Do they differ? Is one better than the other?