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What if your Lenten observance could
It can, with Until I Rest in You.
Because Lent isn't about the woman you aren't. It's about the woman you're going to become.
Lent isn't easy. Some years, it feels like your annual reminder that no matter what, you're still not good enough.
God needs more prayer. More fasting. More almsgiving before He'll love the woman you are.
You KNOW this isn't what Lent is about, but still - you feel it.
And it makes you miserable every year.
Because the truth is, Lent isn't about what you haven't done or can't be. Lent is about what you're going to do; who you and your children are going to become.
While St. Augustine wasn't a mother, he understood the inmost desire of the human heart. It is a yearning all too familiar to those of us raising children: the desire to rest and be at peace while we lift our daily sacrifices to the Lord.
But if you're like me, you long for Lent as a time to renew yourself in Christ Jesus.
You want to renew your passion for the Eucharist;
embrace the connection between reason and faith;
know the beauty and the truth of Scripture and Tradition;
connect your motherhood to a devotion to the Sacraments, to Our Lady, and the Truth of Holy Mother Church.
As the only Lenten journal designed to unite the journey of motherhood with Christ's suffering and compliment the nature of family life, Until I Rest in You is simple, flexible, and focused on intentional Lenten observance so you can :
Citations for the daily readings provide quick access to the Scriptures for the week.
Thoughtful meditations help you meditate on the holy vocation of motherhood, finding your sanctification in the beauty of your children.
Simple, flexible suggestions for liturgical living guide you as you bring family faith to life.
Each week focuses on the development of a specific virtue, with suggested applications for you and your kids.
Until I Rest in You is totally flexible. You can use it any time, any where.
Until I Rest in You is perfect for moms of exceptional kiddos. I designed it with my own experiences as a special needs mom in mind.
Until I Rest in You is great for moms at any stage of life. While the Ponder prompt assumes your children are at home with you, any mother can benefit from the reflection it provides.
Until I Rest in You won't pull your attention away from the purpose of Lent. It will draw you in, helping you engage in a fruitful manner.
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to see how I find grace in the trenches
to see how we approach Sacramental preparation with anxious kids
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