religion stuff

The Easter Season

We celebrate Easter for 50 days here, and I thought I would do blog check that focused on Lent. The 40 days prior to Easter are when I make my New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of Jan. 1, I find that Ash Wednesday works for me. I feel some family accountability through Lenten…

Lenten Check-up

How is your Lent progressing? Leading up to Ash Wednesday, my annual decision is to a. give something up or b. do more works or c. do both. I am sure you can relate. I went with a. give something up. What did I give up? I gave up listening to…

Advent photo challenge: Wreath

Today’s photo challenge topic was fairly easy. We have a few Advent wreaths — a family Advent retreat, a child’s religion class (times two), my own purchase, and my grandma. The wreath in the photo is a new purchase that I made, mostly because the candle holders are better than the that on the other wreaths.…

Advent photo challenge: Peace

I see peace in this photo because I love the tradition of making Christmas cookies. Spritz cookies have always been a favorite — the taste and texture AND the quick production makes spritz a winner. My grandma was the only one who made these. The other side of my family and…