Patti Maguire Armstrong has a new book out called Holy Hacks. It has some great and practical ideas for living out our faith.
When I read this book, I was struck again by the importance of Date Nights with my husband. Seriously, people, when’s the last time you spent some one-on-one time with your husband or wife?
In any case, Armstrong splits this book up into chapters, offering tips for growing in holiness in different areas of our lives: relationships, spiritual protection, evangelizing, against gossip…
If you’re in a rut, get this book and do a few of things she suggests.
There’s also a chapter on Lent with some great ideas for fasting and abstaining. My two favorites in this section are:
- Abstain from something at each meal…St. Francis de Sales advised people never to leave the table without having refused themselves something.
- Intentionally wear clothing items you don’t particularly like to reduce your attachment to appearance. (Ouch, this is a good one!)
In short, I found her little book inspiring. You may too!
Parting Trifles: The Writing on the Wall
It’s been so cold here lately that my children have taken to some creative playing.
And then, here is some other creative playing. My two-year-old had some fun with a pencil on the wall.
Here’s a closer shot of her “artwork.”
In any case, I hope your lent is going well!