Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Happy Lent


Today is the start of Lent, and this year I am going to do something different: I am planning on reading part of the bible every night. For valentine's I got my husband and I a Marriage Bible, that has notes and reflections on the passages as they relate to your marriage. I also got us a good Catholic family bible and a book of Parables to go over together.

I haven't been a Christian for long (I was baptised right before Bill and I got married) and I really want to study together as a family and make reading the bible (even though Catholics are notorious for not reading the Bible)a part of our daily lives.

My dream is to have family reading time, at least once a week, even when the boys get bigger. How great would it be to have us all reading together in the living room at night before bed? Ahhh, I can hope.

Anyways, this Lent, I am going to read some of the Bible every night with my hubby AND I am going to get my Friday meat free meals a bit up a re-vamp.

How? This is what is working for me this Wed. and all of Lent.

www.foodnetwork.com and www.kraftfoodandfamily.com

You can search for recipes by ingredients you have,or don't want, like meatless!

So, this Lent, I am going to be visiting these websites a lot so we don't get tired of going meatless AND so we can have healthy, protein packed meals that I wouldn't otherwise know how to make.

What are some of you giving up or adding in your dainly lives for the next 40 days?



4 comments:

JessieLeigh said...

These are great ideas. Love that you found some good sources for meatless meals!

I'm embarking on a Sacrificial Hospitality mission for the duration of Lent. I'd love to have you stop by and read more about it. :)

Jenny Lynn said...

I am giving up Sweet Tea because it is my weakness and it will be a huge sacrafice. But, my husband and I are also doing the Love Dare for the next 40 days. It will allow us to learn and attempt to love like Christ as we keep our focus on Him during this season.

Caitlin said...

I just blogged on this as well! I'm trying to spend more time in the Word this season, and more time journaling. I'm also giving up sweets. This task became more daunting when my professors daughter handed out our orders of girl scout cookies at work today. Sigh.

Momma said...

i love that idea!!