Wednesday, February 13, 2013


If you have either turned on your TV, radio, or checked out Facebook, Pinterest, or any other social media in the last few weeks, you noticed that there is a large amount of Valentine's ideas and Valentine stories!

But what about the day before February 14th this year?

February 13th.

Did you know it's

It's the beginning of a special season in the Christian world. 


Tonight our family will attend church services and
 have ashes placed on our foreheads. 

This is a reminder of the the 
40 days our Lord spent in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan
It is a time to meditate on our Savior and prepare
for the celebration of Easter.

In the past I have "given up" something for Lent.  This year, time has gotten 
away from me or shall I say I didn't focus on what I should have early enough.
 I have not chosen something to "give up".  
The thought crossed my mind a few months ago to do something for
others daily instead.  I plan to get off here and meditate on it.  

I encourage you to attend an Ash Wednesday service somewhere. 
It is usually moving for me, not only for my own faith.
But as I watch my youngest child have ashes placed
upon her forehead, takes me somewhere that is hard to describe.
This act gives her father & I an opportunity to explain the story, 
which gives me peace.
Peace because I know she will grow up, knowing what her GOD did for her.
My hope is that this will bring her peace throughout her life.

Blessings to you,


  1. I have a friend who, for years, instead of taking away something, adds something. One year, she donated something everyday of Lent, or at least equal to everyday. I remember that year she donate clothing, food to a food bank, volunteered her time, you name it. One year she decided to read the bible 40 minutes a day, and the list goes on, I like your idea.

    1. KH those are great ideas! I did come up with something to do, but these will be ones I will want to put on my list for yrs to come! Thanks for sharing and commenting! Always enjoy the comments!


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