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God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
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3/30/13 11:53 P

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Friday 3/30 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (finished Revelation). I completed a goal of mine and reread the New Testament during this period, something I have not done in years. This was a great challenge CATHOLICCORGI.

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3/30/13 7:48 P

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Thank you Leah (CATHOLICCORGI) for setting up this challenge!

And congratulations to FLRED12! He gets the emoticon for consistency!

Wishing all our Catholic Critters a Blessed Easter

"You cannot accept another with a hateful heart. You cannot hear the other with a closed mind. You cannot embrace with closed arms. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
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Friday 3/29 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (began Revelation).

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3/28/13 11:23 P

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Thursday 3/28 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude).

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3/27/13 11:16 P

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Wednesday 3/27 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (James, 1 Peter).

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Tuesday 3/26 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Titus, Philemon, Hebrews).

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3/26/13 7:21 A

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My Lenten challenge has been turned upside down, shaken, changed on a daily basis. This has been a very growth filled Lent!
The journey to Total Devotion to Jesus Through Mary was life changing. I was able to get at the root of some of my Lenten "offerings" and see them for what they were... good intentions, but not really coming from the heart. Those offerings from my heart worked, and were for God's glory. Those that were not coming from the real heart within were stopped and replaced with something better. We often have choices that call for us to decide between the better and the best. Seek God's idea of best for you, and you will do what is right, regardless of how it "feels" or how it looks on the surface. Often it is in the silence and the unseen that we make the most progress in our lives.
In Sparking, it is, again, often the small and mundane gestures that lead to success. One extra step, one less bite. One more cup of water.
May everyone ponder the Passion our Lord chose to go through because of His love for us. It is because of His love that we ARE worthy to become the best we can be. Embrace Christ, and all else will fall into place!
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Step into the unknown with confidence! Trust that in the darkness of that first step there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!


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3/25/13 7:54 P

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Monday 3/25 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy).

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Sunday 3/24 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Completed Ephesians and Philippians).



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3/24/13 7:47 P

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You are doing so well!

I have not had chocolate at all.

However, my trying to get into the church early every morning to pray before my work day started only worked some days. *sigh* It is so easy for me to get distracted from my plans!

Also, I didn't always say my Rosary before 9 pm (or even 10 pm some nights).

I think I will be working on continuing these things even after Easter Sunday.

As for not complaining, and not jumping to conclusions - I am still working on those as well. Another thing to continue during the Easter season.

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God is closer to us than water is to a fish.
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3/23/13 11:46 P

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Saturday 3/23 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Galatians).


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Friday 3/22 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (2 Corinthians).


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Thursday 3/21 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (1 Corinthians).


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Wednesday 3/20 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (1 Corinthians).


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Tuesday 3/19 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Romans).


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Monday 3/18 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Romans).

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3/18/13 1:08 A

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i have gotten a few days behind on my daily readings. i did pretty good with my mindful eating but not as well with my mindful moving. i did a good workout but did not accomplish a lot

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Friday 3/15 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (completed Acts and began Romans).

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3/11/13 11:40 P

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Monday 3/11 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading. I have completed the four Gospels (I went back and reread part of one). I have started "The Acts of the Apostles."



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Sunday 3/10 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Mark).

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3/8/13 9:18 P

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My Lenten Challenge has been changing daily... My Blessed Mother has been placing challenges in my path each day. Total Consecration to Mary means just that... and she IS taking me up on it!
It is not always too pleasant... but it causing change that is good and will bear fruit.

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Wednesday 3/6 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (John).

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Monday 3/4 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (completed Luke and began John).


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i am keeping up on my daily rent reading. i am trying to create some new mindful challenges. i am doing well on some but struggling other parts of the day. i did some journal writing this weekend. i still have a lot of progress to make.

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3/4/13 12:33 A

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My tracking has been a little non-existent of late, so I am getting a bit more organized this week:

Physical - having things other than chocolate for these 40+ days (in other words - no chocolate for me!)

Spiritual - getting to work in time to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at the church affiliated with my school before I get ready for the day; saying my daily Rosary before too late at night (10 pm at the latest, hoping for before 9 pm)

Emotional/Mental - not jumping to conclusions and jumping in before hearing others out. Remembering that my way is not the only way, and that I am not always right! Commenting on other drivers less.


March 3, Sunday: had 2 white chocolate chip cookies my daughter made for a school project. We were "taste testing" as she has to come up with a somewhat original recipe. We did half with butterscotch, and half with white chocolate chips. She also included dried cranberries, Rice Krsipies, oats in them. There pretty good!

Said my Rosary while grocery shopping today - well before 9 pm!
No work today, so couldn't stop in to Blessed Sacrament. Of course, it was Sunday, so got to go to Mass.

Don't think I jumped to conclusions today.

Monday:
* remembered to spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament before work, if briefly
* began my Rosary at 9:30 pm, so not too bad
* did jump to conclusions once today and insulted my dd by doing so *sigh*
* ate no chocolate

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Oops forgot to post daily.
Been keeping away from chocolate, but struggling to get to the Blessed Sacrament each morning. I think the devil loves to keep me from there - it must be spiritual fruitful to be there!

Still struggling with not jumping to conclusions and complaining. *sigh* An on-going struggle, I fear.

I am continuing sometimes to read my spiritual book.

On a different note, we made chili for the soup kitchen this past week, and I made up the prayer exercises for the staff Lenten prayer service at work this week as well, so I feel like I'm doing *something* for Lent.

cj


Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 3/11/2013 (09:32)
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Sunday 3/3 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Luke).


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Saturday 3/2 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Luke).


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So far my Lenten journey is not so spectacular... but I am progressing. Since I started the 33 days to Consecration to Mary, things have been very interesting. I am very aware of my Lenten shortcomings, and perhaps that is a great blessing in disguise... I'm continuing on... not on PC much, as there are other priorities right now.
Hope everyone else is doing well. The intentions count! Put action to them as you can!

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2/23/13 7:29 P

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I lost track on the posting, as well, TRINITYROYAL.

I have been doing very well on the no chocolate, as I figured I would as that is the easiest type of Lenten challenge to do.

I am doing less well with the Rosary in good time and the praing before work in the morning.
Have to pick those up a bit this week.

The worst ones for me are the mental/emotional - I am doing not so well with the not complaining, and the not fussing about other drivers on the road.
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I've been less diligent about updating than I have been about keeping up with the challenge. Here goes:

My offering for Lent 2013

1. Physical: Focusing on my core fitness and health goals
2. Spiritual: Daily prayer for someone who is causing me pain.
3. Mental/Emotional: Work hard to adhere to the 9th commandment, Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Ash Weds 2/13 Physical: Cross-fit workout in the morning, Pilates in the evening. Spiritual: Prayed for my eldest son, who is going through a very rough patch. Emotional: Worked hard to bite my tongue and say nothing negative or unpleasant about bothersome people.

Thursday 2/14 Physical: Workout with my personal trainer. Spiritual: Prayed for someone whose internal struggles result in bad behaviour toward me. Emotional: Continue to work very hard at biting my tongue and not voicing uncharitable thoughts. Next challenge is not to think them.

Friday 2/15 Physical: Cardio workout DVD. Spiritual: Prayed for a series of loved ones who are struggling. Emotional: It seems to be getting easier to hold my peace. Now to begin working on the uncharitable thoughts.

Saturday 2/16 Physical: Dance Party with the children at home. Spiritual: Continued with prayers for struggling loved ones. Emotional: Proving to be a real challenge. So much social conversation really hinges on gossip. Trying to hold my peace even when others are speaking theirs.

Sunday 2/17 Physical: Another dance party with the Tot Monsters. Spiritual: Prayed for my estranged parents, who are chafing at the estrangement. Emotional: Still working on holding my peace. MUCH harder than anticipated.

Monday 2/18 Physical: Rest Day. Focused on healthy Eating. Spiritual: Continued to pray for my parents. Emotional: Held my tongue despite strong temptation and a willing audience for my comments.

Tuesday 2/19 Physical: Weights work. Spiritual: Prayed for my parents, and other struggling family. Emotional: Held my tongue. Mentioned my Lenten challenge to my husband, and asked for his support.

Wednesday 2/20 Physical: Cross-fit class. Spiritual: Prayed for everyone on my list. Emotional: Continuing to try to resist temptation.

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I have been mediating with prayer in a quiet place.

Edited by: -RESAMARIE at: 2/19/2013 (10:50)
~ Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson


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One Physical offering: Do 10 minutes of isometric exercises to strengthen my muscles.
One Spiritual offering: Follow book "A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Therese of Lisieux" and daily scripture reading.
One Mental/Emotional offering: Be positive.

Ash Weds 2/13 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and began my scripture reading (Matthew).
Thursday 2/14 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Matthew).
Friday 2/15 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading (Matthew).
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Tuesday 2/19
Wednesday 2/20
Thursday 2/21
Friday 2/22
Saturday 2/23

Sunday 2/24
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My offering for Lent 2013

1. Physical: 10 minutes of Wii daily.
2. Spiritual: Daily Mass once during each week. Divine Mercy Chaplet for Souls in Purgatory, once daily.
3. Mental/Emotional: Lips locked when it comes to thinking out loud... Not complain about anything!

Ash Weds 2/13: Done! 2/3
Had problem with my right foot. Pulled muscle does not lend itself to Wii work...
A good start to Lent, though, as I did fast.

Thursday 2/14: Done! 3/3
Saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet can give you such peace!

Friday 2/15:Done! 2/3
Looks like the 10 minutes on the Wii is going to be my real sacrifice for the season... It is going to be hard to get it done each day.
Did make it to morning Mass,and was blessed to be Lector. The reading from Psalm 51 always sets me to "thinking".
Had nice supper of shrimp, slaw and sweet potato fries as my one big meal for the day.

Saturday 2/16: Done! 2/3
I had planned on doing my Wii in the evening, but that was not to be, so I know now I must get it in first thing in the AM, or it won't get done. Went to Mass, although it was speed-Mass. I am very aware of my wanting to speak "out loud" my thoughts, especially when I shouldn't. Have had one or two slip ups, but asked forgiveness and went on. When I am under pressure, I tend to talk to myself. Driving home in the snow, I WAS under pressure! Dealing with DH, snow and dogs, I was under stress. I was given the grace to keep quiet. My mind was screaming at times, though!

Sunday 2/17:Done! 2/3
The Wii is going to be my weakest point in the challenge... I see that now. It is going to take a lot of discipline and determination to do this!
I was able to say my DMC during the Mercy Hour today. Made it special, for sure!
Lips locked. Had lots of opportunites to keep them locked, too!

Monday 2/18: 2/3 No Wii, but I did bowl for 2 hours.
It was a rough day. Doctor's appointment went very well. C-Pap is working. Keeping my mouth shut is very humbling. had to allow melissa to cross the Rainbow bridge. Her paralysis in her rear could not be reversed. DH had to make decision. Kept my mouth shut. Embracing what hurts is not easy, but will grant one Grace, if needed.

Tuesday 2/19
Wednesday 2/20
Thursday 2/21
Friday 2/22
Saturday 2/23

Sunday 2/24
Monday 2/25
Tuesday 2/26
Wednesday 2/27
Thursday 2/28
Friday 3/1
Saturday 3/2

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One Physical offering: Do 10 minutes of isometric exercises to strengthen my muscles.
One Spiritual offering: Follow book "A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Therese of Lisieux" and daily scripture reading.
One Mental/Emotional offering: Be positive.

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My offering for Lent 2013

1. Physical: Focusing on my core fitness and health goals
2. Spiritual: Daily prayer for someone who is causing me pain.
3. Mental/Emotional: Work hard to adhere to the 9th commandment, Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Ash Weds 2/13 Physical: Cross-fit workout in the morning, Pilates in the evening. Spiritual: Prayed for my eldest son, who is going through a very rough patch. Emotional: Worked hard to bite my tongue and say nothing negative or unpleasant about bothersome people.

Thursday 2/14 Physical: Workout with my personal trainer. Spiritual: Prayed for someone whose internal struggles result in bad behaviour toward me. Emotional: Continue to work very hard at biting my tongue and not voicing uncharitable thoughts. Next challenge is not to think them.

Friday 2/15 Physical: Cardio workout DVD. Spiritual: Prayed for a series of loved ones who are struggling. Emotional: It seems to be getting easier to hold my peace. Now to begin working on the uncharitable thoughts.

Saturday 2/16

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Jane, I am borrowing your idea as well. Thanks.

One Physical offering: Do 10 minutes of isometric exercises to strengthen my muscles.
One Spiritual offering: Follow book "A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Therese of Lisieux" and daily scripture reading.
One Mental/Emotional offering: Be positive.

Ash Weds 2/13 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and began my scripture reading(Matthew). emoticon
Thursday 2/14 - I did my daily devotion, my isometric exercises and continued my scripture reading(Matthew). emoticon
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I did very well today. I'm a bit too tired to steal Jane's idea right now, but I will come the weekend! emoticon emoticon

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Jane, I have also borrowed your idea. Thank you.

My offering for Lent 2013

1. Physical: Focusing on my core fitness and health goals
2. Spiritual: Daily prayer for someone who is causing me pain.
3. Mental/Emotional: Work hard to adhere to the 9th commandment, Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Ash Weds 2/13 Physical: Cross-fit workout in the morning, Pilates in the evening. Spiritual: Prayed for my eldest son, who is going through a very rough patch. Emotional: Worked hard to bite my tongue and say nothing negative or unpleasant about bothersome people.
Thursday 2/14 Physical: Workout with my personal trainer.
Friday 2/15
Saturday 2/16

Sunday 2/17
Monday 2/18
Tuesday 2/19
Wednesday 2/20
Thursday 2/21
Friday 2/22
Saturday 2/23

Sunday 2/24
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Tuesday 2/26
Wednesday 2/27
Thursday 2/28
Friday 3/1
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2/14/13 6:44 A

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I like your idea, too, Jane! I think I will borrow it, too!
Yesterday was a bit rough for me. I did ok on my fasting and food. I turned to God, too, often yesterday. I did not do my 10 minutes on the Wii. Seems I have pulled the muscle in the bottom of my foot while at work. I'm going to try to get in my time on Wii this afternoon after DH's eye Dr. appointment.
The HS is very gracious... I have not spoken "under my breath" once, and I have been very aware of my thoughts and not letting them come out. Lips have been zipped for one day! TYJ!

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I like how you have set that up, Jane. I'm borrowing your idea.

Ash Weds 2/13 - rough day today at work and in my personal life. As I could not turn to food, I found myself turning more to God! I took my afternoon break in the church, praying part of a Rosary. God is so good! Began reading a new book on the women in the Bible.

Got to celebrate Mass at school. I am so blessed to be able to live my faith at work! And to get paid to attend Mass. Unbelievable!

Thursday 2/14 - had a good start to the day. Hurried into the church for a brief visit with the Blessed Sacrament before I started work. I also had a doc's appointment, and had to wait, so said my Rosary very early today!

Friday 2/15 - Catholic Schools Day here for us. We started the day with Mass, and I got a few brief minutes again with the Blessed Sacrament before we started. Said part of my rosary nice and early before Mass, and the rest before my deadline.

Doing okay with no chocolate. Still need to keep my thoughts to myself sometimes!

Saturday 2/16

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Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 2/17/2013 (16:13)
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My offering for Lent 2013

1. Physical: No soda pop or salty snacks during Lent.
2. Spiritual: Daily Lenten devotional
3. Mental/Emotional: Say and record one positive thing daily about about a member of my family.

Ash Weds 2/13: Done! 3/3
Thursday 2/14: 3/3
Friday 2/15: 3/3
Saturday 2/16: 3/3

Sunday 2/17: 3/3
Monday 2/18: 3/3
Tuesday 2/19: 3/3
Wednesday 2/20: 2/3; no devotional
Thursday 2/21: 3/3
Friday 2/22: 2/3; no positive comment
Saturday 2/23: 0/3; not my best day

Sunday 2/24: 1/3; no devotional or positive comment
Monday 2/25: 3/3
Tuesday 2/26: 1/3; ate salty snack; no devotional
Wednesday 2/27: 2/3; ate salty snacks
Thursday 2/28: 0/3; not my best day; very sleep deprived
Friday 3/1: 1/3; salty snacks; not positive
Saturday 3/2: 1/3; no devotion; not positive. Glad to see this week end. emoticon

Sunday 3/3: 3/3
Monday 3/4: 3/3
Tuesday 3/5: 2/3 no devotional
Wednesday 3/6: 2/3 no devotional
Thursday 3/7: 2/3 no devotional
Friday 3/8: 1/3 salty snacks and no devotional
Saturday 3/9: 2/3 no devotional

Sunday 3/10: 2/3 Don't like the devotional I chose for this Lent and I am not motivated to do it.
Monday 3/11: 2/3
Tuesday 3/12: 2/3
Wednesday 3/13: 2/3
Thursday 3/14: 2/3
Friday 3/15: 0/3
Saturday 3/16: 1/3

Sunday 3/17: 2/3 Really need to find a different devotional.
Monday 3/18: 2/3
Tuesday 3/19: 2/3
Wednesday 3/20: 2/3
Thursday 3/21: 2/3
Friday 3/22: 2/3 Finally found one; now need to read it!
Saturday 3/23: 2/3

Sunday 3/24: 3/3 I like the new devotional and will do two short study sessions/day during Holy Week to make for lack of study during the last few weeks. emoticon
Monday 3/25: 3/3 with extra study sessions
Tuesday 3/26: 3/3 with extra study sessions
Wednesday 3/27: 3/3 with extra study sessions
Thursday 3/28: 2/3
Friday 3/29: 3/3
Saturday 3/30: 3/3


Edited by: JCEDIT89 at: 3/30/2013 (19:47)
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Wishing everyone a blessed Ash Wednesday
I am not sure I can make it on 1000 calories a day so there may be days when I eat a little more. I am going to do one day at a time.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

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AWESOME, MIAJOEB! emoticon

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It is my opinion that I need to leave the future to God and concentrate on What He would have me do this day. One decision to choose to live for God this one moment.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


 
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When I read what I have committed to do for my challenge this morning, I shudder! What have I done? I am following what I feel I am led to do. I will be given the Grace to do what I have promised God.
The devil (and our "selfish self") would like us to believe we are not capable of fulfilling our promises. But through Jesus, I can do ALL things. If God plants the seed, it will reach it's potential and be harvested at the proper time.
I'm taking it one day at a time. One goal at a time.
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MIAJOEB, I think you are so wise! I have health issues, too, but if I make myself available, God makes me able to do more than I ever thought I could! He doesn't need us to sacrifice, but I believe we please Him when we do.
I am ready, Lord!

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Yes! It starts Wednesday. I think Leah was just getting the threads set up for us for Ash Wednesday and beyond.

Those sound like wonderful ideas, MIAJOEB.

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Isn't Lent till Wednesday.. but my plan is to spread my food over five snacks so I will not have health problems. I am thinking Two hundred calories a snack. I am 65 and need to be careful.
I am planning to have vegetable soup no noodles for two of the meals. You know like those old fashioned tomato juice and vegetable diets. Whole wheat bread with two meals and fish or tofu.
Breakfast can be cereal or yogurt and fruit. I will let you know how I do..

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

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How are you doing?

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