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A Christian Passover Seder Meal

source source Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! The Passover Seder Meal is the same meal Jesus shared with His disciples at the Last Supper before His crucifixion.  The Seder Meal is a yearly reminder of all the great things God has done for us and continues to do for …

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Lent – a Time for Spiritual Growth

We grow spiritually when we pray, when we fast, and when we give alms.  This Lent we should aim to grow in each of these areas.  Here are some ideas to get you started: Start off Ash Wednesday with a day of fasting and abstinence Plan to fast from one of your favourite foods for …

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8 Ways Our Family Celebrates Good Friday

Good Friday at our house follows certain traditions: 1.  We fast.  My husband and I don’t eat anything, while we encourage the kids to last as long as they can without eating, then they can only eat simply so that they are not hungry, such as plain bread and water.  We also abstain from meat. …

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Lights Out has been a SUCCESS!!

Thank you Catherine from The Life I Lead for your Lenten idea that has been a great success in our house.  On Sunday nights during Lent, we have been using Catherine’s idea to turn our lights out and power down.  You can read about our Lenten challenge here. When supper is coming to a close, …

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A Great Lenten Idea … Lights Out!

I had a small idea forming at the back of my mind…I thought a family board game night would be a great idea during Lent.  Then I read this post at Catholic Mom and had a eureka moment.  What a great idea!  No power for one whole evening each week during the Lenten season while the …

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LENT – A Time to Fast, A Time to Grow

Here we are.  Pancake Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Eve of Lent…the day before our 40 day journey leading up to Easter.  Another season to grow closer to Jesus, to unite ourselves with His 40 days in the desert and to think about our purpose just as Jesus thought about His purpose.  This purpose is God’s purpose …

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Stations of the Cross

This video series by Busted Halo will help me to pray the stations of the cross and meditate on them.  I’m hoping it will result in my praying the stations of the cross more often with the kids – but right now I need to start the devotion and what better time to start than …

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FUN, FOOD, FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP – A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS!

I recently shared about how I get up each morning and take a walk – for an hour – and pray the rosary while I walk.  This has been a tremendous blessing to me and I look forward to getting back to it soon.  I think maybe I was getting a little cocky because I …

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40 KID FRIENDLY MEATLESS MEAL IDEAS FOR LENT

The Roman Catholic Church asks us to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday in Lent, and some families still choose to abstain from meat on Fridays throughout the year, and others on Fridays during Lent.  I like to have vegetarian options for my family for variety in my meal planning.  …

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Lent – Sacrifice Beans and Rosaries

During the 40 days of Lent, we try to imitate Jesus in the desert as He prepared for His public ministry.  Jesus prepared by fasting and praying.  We fast by giving up something we like.  Some things different family members have given up are sweets, bread and ipods.  The kids are also doing “sacrifice beans” …

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