We're coming up on my very favorite liturgical season, Lent. And it's not because I love to punish myself. It's because I tend to be selfish and self-centered, and Lent, which calls us to penance, fasting and alms giving, calls me out of my selfishness to forces me to focus first and foremost on the cross of Christ, and the very great sacrifice He made to open the way to salvation for us. Lent also forces me to look and my spiritual life, what does my daily prayer look like? Am I being generous with my time and with the gifts I have been given? Am I putting the needs of others before my own?
We start these 40 days of lent with ashes on our foreheads and the somber reminder that "from dust you came and to dust you shall return." Humility, seeing God as He is: the Author of Salvation, and me as I am: dust. That's another thing I love about lent. It puts me in my place.
Because Lent is my favorite season on the Church year, I am throwing a little giveaway to hopefully get you all pumped up about Lent! Blessed Is She has done it again in offering a beautiful journal to help us get more out of lent, and by doing so have a more amazing Easter. I am pleased to offer a very lucky one of you one of these journals along with some other goodies to say thanks for reading and I hope you have a Lent that draws you out of yourself and deeper in love with Jesus.
In this bundle:
A Blessed Is She Lenten Journal; "Only One Thing"
A Downloadable Inspiration Print of your choice designed by Elise at With Joy Caligraphy
A PDF of a 2015 Catholic Through the Year Calendar from Martina at Catholic Sistas
A St. Therese hair bow for your daughter/neice/favorite little girl out there from Holy Hairbows, also made by Martina.
A Big Big Thank You to the lovely ladies who contributed to this giveaway. Be sure to check out each of their shops and to show them some love. Now get entering! Giveaway closes Friday at midnight.
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