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A Lent Lesson

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The sun shining.....the brown grass now visible as the snow is melting.  Singing to Glorious by One Voice Children's Choir.  
Thinking about sin and how to fight the depression that often comes after a fall (scruples, people!).  Realizing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.......after sinning, get up, make things right, and move forward.  
The past isn't the present.
I'm a hyper-sensitive INFP.  I like writing about whatever inspiration I'm feeling at the moment.  I've also realized that it helps me to write out my thoughts here.......so you just might see a few posts this Lent :)  Right now, it just so happens to be a time when I'm trying to figure out some stuff in my life.......I'd like to write and document it all.  
You also might have noticed that my name changed :)  Right now I'm testing out a 2nd blog called Mud, Laundry, and Sunshine were I might attempt to use a little for …

This is What happens......

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........when TLM-ers don't get a nap before the Easter Vigil.
(I know I said I wouldn't post during Lent, but I was going through pictures today and I had to share!)

Thoughts // Lent

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+JMJ+ My thoughts are rather jumbled right now (but then again, when are they not?).  Mainly, I'm focused on fixing things in my life.  What a wonderful time for Lent to come.  Penance, prayer, sacrifice.....fixing things.
Here are a few of the things I want to focus on fixing this Lent:
1)  Computer time 2)  Chores 3)  Daily upkeep  4)  Journaling 5)  Spiritual life 6)  Stepping out of comfort area
Computer time.  During this Lent, I won't be blogging or emailing (save choir/necessary things).  I know this is rather drastic, but drastic measures must be taken with drastic problems.  Instead, I'll be focusing more on writing letters.....a rather bygone pastime of mine.    Chores.  I need to replace my computer time with busy activity and chores is a good solution.  I'm hoping to do a bit more cooking. Daily upkeep.  Time to keep my room clean.   Journaling.  My pen has sat around too long. Spiritual life.  Daily rosary, morning and evening prayer, reading Divine Intimacy

Eternal Rest

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Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland, pray for him!
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let  perpetual light shine upon him and may  he rest in peace. Amen The gentleman passed away at about 1:15pm.  Let us continue our prayers. Humbly in Jesus, Emma

A Plea

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+JMJ+ Please pray for the soul of a faithful Catholic who is nearing his last breath.  This gentleman was instrumental in bringing the Traditional Latin Mass to our diocese.  Because of his work, my life has totally changed.    
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
I beg you all for prayers for this gentleman.  Pray that he will be given the grace of a holy death and that Our Blessed Mother may guide him up to the Holy Throne of God.  Pray for his soul!  Pass this on to all you know. I humbly thank you all from the depths of my soul.  God bless you. In the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Emma   

Working As A Catholic Lady

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St. John of Matha, pray for us!
Happy feast of St. John of Matha!  I hope you all have a blessed day :)  I had a wonderful blog-vacation......I got some things done that needed to be done, as well as thought about things that needed thinking about.
Anyhow, today I'd like to ramble about something that is ever-present in my life at this moment: working as a Catholic lady.  

I've seen it both ways.  There are those graduated ladies who don't work, but instead, cultivate a beautiful life in the home.  Then there are those ladies who enter the working world, looking forward to the day when the home calls, yet still attempting to educate themselves on all things concerning the Domestic Church.
I am a Catholic lady in the working world.  I'm not proud of this position by any means, yet, this is were God is calling me at this moment.  I know this because I have no-choice but to be were I am.  I must work with what I have.
To all those Catholic ladies out there who are b…