To the Cross I Run

His Cross: that ugly, undeserved, bloody, brutal Cross. THAT is the avenue in which He chose to redeem us. That is the avenue in which we are called to meditate and imitate.

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Is This What You Call a Fast?

Usually I do the whole fasting thing to the extreme. I still take care of myself but I give up a lot of extra things like chocolate, candy, meat, cheese, etc. the list goes on.

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40 Quotes for 40 Days

This Lent, when you find yourself needing a little extra push to fight harder, see clearer, wait better… look no further than right here.

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The Lenten Sacrifice: How It Can Save Your Life

Our Lenten sacrifice gives us an opportunity to exercise our freedom and will power, building spiritual resiliency and old-fashion discipline. It is, in fact, the most powerful weapon against the strong pull towards sin.

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When Lent Feels Joy-Less: 7 Tips to Make it Joyful

Here we are again. Lent — a season for Christians that often brings thoughts of despair, loneliness, and (sometimes unwilling) sacrifice. We focus on what we are going to give up — maybe it’s ice cream, maybe it’s Netflix, maybe it’s picking your nose in public — whatever “it” is, […]

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Lent: 40 Mini-Crucifixions

Lent is a time to remember Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the desert, to place ourselves in His shoes, and to realize that each temptation we face over these next 40 days is a dying to oneself. Each temptation is a mini crucifixion that, although painful, leads us one step closer to the glory of Resurrection.

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(Don’t) Look at Me!: The Art of Humility

It’s with this in mind that Ash Wednesday might seem paradoxical and contradictory, too. For right after we hear a Gospel telling us not to do anything outward for others to see… we have ashes smeared all over our foreheads.

How’s that for irony?

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#ShareJesus: A Social Media Challenge for Lent

So what’s it going to be this year? Chocolate? Coffee? Twitter? Hopefully you’re giving up something good this year for Lent. Maybe it’s creative, or maybe it’s the thing you give up every year. Lent is a time of removing distractions as we clear out space in our lives and […]

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102 Things You Should Really Give Up For Lent

I present to you 102 things to give up for Lent. I stretched every muscle in my brain to come up with this list for you. Now you absolutely have NO excuse that you “can’t think of what to give up for Lent” because I DID ALL THE THINKING FOR YOU. And my head hurts now.

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Why do Catholics Abstain from Meat on Fridays in Lent?

Picture it: You’re in a hurry. You’re focused on school or work or family or friends, where there are a thousand things going on. You stop real quick to eat in the middle of the day. Halfway through the meal – or a little while after – you remember it’s Friday. And it’s Lent! And that’s a burger in your stomach!! In the words of Homer Simpson, “D’oh!”

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