"Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life..."
- Pope Benedict XVI
The Lenten season has arrived. I have intentions. I have offerings. I have desires for this season. I want to be blessed and to bless. Fat Tuesday crept up on me (per usual) but my sweet husband came home with this little treat to let me have a little bit of an indulgence. My sweet tooth thanks him.
This season I'm going to do things a little different. Words are going to be me my focus and I pray that they encourage in me all that my soul is thirsting for.
Joy. Somewhere between marriage and having babies I feel that I've lost the sense of joy in my little day-to-day happenings. Or, if I am in a joyful spirit it can go from laughs and fun to a lost temper real quick. I really want to work on that. I want to keep joy in our home not only for myself but also for my boys and husband.
Diligence. I know I desire it, but I struggle with it. It's very easy for me to get caught up in my tendency to feel frazzled if things don't go according to the little plans I have in my head. I want to try to overcome that and be more diligent in my daily duties as a wife, mother, and CEO of our little home. I want to be diligent in not only making our home a home, but also in readings and meeting with my Lord. I want to be diligent in making time for him daily. Even if it's reading just one verse from scripture so that I can grow to know Him more. And, I pray that I am able to share this daily with my husband and the boys.
Reflection. I want to reflect. I want to reflect more, not only on the Cross and His Word, but also on myself in relation to both. I want to spend more time seeking out the areas that I need to prune, and prayerfully be able to prune from the root. I also want to spend more time reflecting on all the things that are present in my life that are cause for Joy and Thanksgiving to help prepare myself for His Resurrection.
Capture. I have a camera. I have a beautiful family that constantly provides for beautiful moments. I have a blog and am part of an amazing blogging community of women who strive to live a life for Him. I want to capture the beauty of my day-to-day more intentionally and I'd like to try and share that here on the blog.
So, there you have it. I'm off to enjoy my sweet wine and cupcake.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi, Amanda! Okay, except for the taking photos (since I take too many) the rest of what you said is EXACTLY what has been on my heart for myself - especially the having more joy ans more diligence and not getting frazzled. Ack. I want to just copy this post to my own blog and add - "what she said." Please do update us on how your Lent is going since I will need your example and encouragement to make it through the next 40 days. :-)ReplyDelete