My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome to Lent

And here's the Lent curtain!

The back is a solid black, I will turn the curtain around and show just the black from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. (aka the Triduum)

I wanted this curtain to be intentionally simple. The only beauty in this curtain is the fabric. In other words it's not to be a source of pride for me, just a nice curtain to remind us to put Christ first during this season of Lent.

As we move into Lent and prepare for Jesus's Crucifixion and Resurrection, I encourage us all to set aside sources of personal pride. Focus on the fact that without the love of God we can do nothing.

Here's what the kids have decided to give up for Lent. Sonshine - his Woody, Gator - all his cars, Sugars - a dog and a firetruck.

what are you giving up as a reminder of what Christ gave for you?

1 comment:

ellen b. said...

Set aside sources of pride...
that's a great focus for sure.