Monday, March 10, 2014

easy reading for lent and easter

How are we all doing with our praying, fasting, and alms giving this Lenten season?

Personally, the fasting part is a bit of a challenge for me, as this is the first time in five years straight that I am NOT in the exempt category.  I had become so used to consuming calories to grow and nourish this little guy and his sister before him.

Always asking for his favorite food.

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Last year, in my enthusiasm for Lent and Easter, I checked out a load of picture books from the library.  We discovered many wonderful stories ... Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco and Petook: An Easter Story by Caryll Houselander come to mind.

This year, however, I'm following Meredith's lead in her Spirit of Lent series, and instead of doing more, reading more, I'm going for simple in order to set the tone for a quiet and reflective Lent.

Thumbing through Kendra's book.

My plan with the kiddos is to read everyday from Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories after morning prayer.  For my littles, I have The Bible for Little Ones and The Gospel for Little Ones by Maite Roche.  On Fridays, we will read The Story of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross for Children by Mary Joslin.

And that's it.

Simple.  Quiet.  Reflective.

At least that's what I'm aiming for.

P.S.  In a couple of weeks I'll be chatting it up with Kendra of Catholic All Year.  There just might be a giveaway and a link-up involved, too!  So, stay tuned!



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