Yes, you read that headline right. Carry LENT into EASTER.
So here are the strategies I use to keep Fridays penitential.
1. Avoid meat and going out on Fridays.
This used to be SO EASY when I was dating. Friday nights are now date nights (typically). Going out, regardless of what I’m eating, just doesn’t seem penitential at all. I mean, someone brings the food to me!
2. Spend some extra time in prayer on Fridays, particularly at 3 p.m.
3. Go to daily Mass.
4. Can’t make it to Mass? Liturgy of the Hours!
5. Examination of conscience.
Check out what I got in the mail Monday:
The Dairy of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska and a scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
I am so blessed.
It was a pledge gift for Relevant Radio.
I was so surprised when I got it, I had totally forgotten about it.
I’ll share some of the book as I start reading it.
I wore the scapular yesterday and it was… weird.
I don’t know anything about wearing them and I don’t know if I will wear it all the time (I didn’t last night).
Anyone know any thing about them? Wear them?
I went out to my garden this afternoon and saw this among the weeds:
The grain is blown out on the bloom… but it’s beautiful.
That hay is on the next garden plot.
Here’s the rest of my garden:
It goes from milk jug (left) to milk jugs (right) and back to the grass on the far side.
I have five tomato plants:
One of which has two baby tomatoes growing in already. 🙂
There are four pepper plants:
Onions, radishes, leaf lettuce…
I was so excited when I saw those radishes peaking out. Wow.
That middle photo is leaf lettuce mixed with weeds then a row behind of radishes. I’ll probably replant radishes this summer as those come in.
And some herbs…
Like chocolate mint:
That catnip is growing outrageously. Wow it grows fast.
And look what I picked this afternoon:
A little baby onion! Wonderful.
So I bought a bottle of wine at the grocery store to celebrate.
Happy Wednesday. Here’s a fun video to make this post even longer!