I’d love to make Friday Favorites a regular thing so I’ll be (attempting) to post it every 1st and 3rd Friday. I’ll keep it a link-up so you can join along if you’d like. Okay, here are this week’s favorites: Lent Edition.
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This Week’s Fave Meme
As a family we give up sweets for Lent. It is day three and I’m already Jonesing for some chocolate. It’s going to be a looong Lent. 😉
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This Week’s Fave Retreat
Lent is the perfect time to stop, recharge my spiritual batteries and abide with HIM. Being able to attend an online retreat at my own pace is priceless so I registered for the Pray More Lenten Retreat, a self-paced online retreat. (And it is literally priceless. You pay what you can afford.) Speakers include Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck, Fr. Thomas Quinn, Beth Davis (of Blessed Is She), Allison Gringras (of Reconciled To You), and Dr. Scott Powell. Will you be joining me?
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This Week’s Fave Praying Tool
I have been using BIS journals since they started years ago, so I am a bit biased about how amazing they are. I love them and always get so much out of using it. (FYI, the journal is sold out but the digital version is still available.)
Although I am using the BIS Lent journal, there have never been so many great options! There is also Elizabeth Foss’ Above All, authored by a number of lovely Catholic ladies. There are many other Catholic blogs and communities offering Lenten resources to make this a holy Lent.
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This Week’s Fave Journal for Kids
I love the Blessed Is She Selah journal that I use when it’s not Advent or Lent. Now there is a companion journal for your kids!
BIS just released Selah: A Prayer Journal for Kids. I love that it is gender neutral so I can buy it for my boys to use during Lent.
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This Week’s Fave Spotify List
Along with sweets, I have also given up the radio/secular music for Lent. Instead I will listen to podcasts or praise and worship/ Christian music. I made a Lent playlist to get me started. Some songs are upbeat and some are mellow but they all turn my heart to God. I’d like to add more songs so if you have a favorite song or Lent playlist (or Catholic podcast) you think I might enjoy, please share it with me in the comments or social media. (You can find me at all the usual hangouts @bobbi_rol.) Thanks! 🙂
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This Week’s Fave Books
I am also adding some spiritual reading. These are the first two on my list.
Praying With a Pen Paperback by Mary Beth Weisenburger
Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us by Elizabeth Scalia
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This Week’s Fave Prayer Place
This morning I had a full schedule and was debating whether or not I should go to Mission Chapel to pray my morning prayers. Everything in me wanted to skip it, rationalizing that I wouldn’t get all my stuff done in time. But I could feel Our Lord tugging at my heart… “You can’t spare 15 minutes of your 24 hour day to sit with me?” Sigh. I couldn’t say no. I went into the Chapel and apologized for my reluctance.
I read through my BIS Lent journal/devotional and poured my heart out to God. I was surprised to realize I had been in there for over 1/2 an hour and Benediction with Jesus in the monstrance was about to happen. That prayer time touched my heart so deeply, I walked out in tears. God was moving in me in ways I would not have experienced today had I skipped that morning prayer time. I had to rearrange my schedule a bit but it all worked out in the end. So the next time God tugs as t your heart, listen. 🙂
Well, that’s it for now! What have you been enjoying this week?
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Lastly, I’m linking up with Kelly for 7 Quick Takes.
Have a great weekend!
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