We are working our way back into the school routine; enjoying this time when school has started yet our evenings are not yet filled with practices, lessons and meetings. My little family has eaten dinner together at our table 5 of the last 8 nights! That may be a record! What a blessing to have the time to sit together, share our days, and actually be able to listen to what each person has to say! Continue reading
My daughter turned 3 years-old this week; Monday to be exact. We asked her what she wanted for her birthday party, and her response was “pink.” I did not know what that meant, but we went with it – pink cake, pink decorations, pink clothes, pink presents. Funny story – this little diva wakes up on the day of her party and declares she will wear purple. No, my dear girl. If you have convinced both of your grandfathers to wear pink, YOU will wear pink!!
We have begun the Lenten journey – the annual “pilgrimage” towards Holy Week and Easter Sunday! The purpose of Lent, as observed by many Western Christians at least, is for a time of prayer, repentance, reflection and self denial. Sounds like a blast, right? Then after 6 weeks, we reach the culmination – the remembrance of Jesus’ death and burial on Good Friday. Many churches will commemorate this day with a somber, almost funeral-like service. This Lenten journey begins with Ash Wednesday.