Don and I went to Mass today and received the Ashes. It is the first time in years that we have done that. I hope that it will kick-start a powerfully renewing Lent. "Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return." What I am and what I do is only worth dust unless it for God's glory and in relationship with Him. So, I am going to following through with my Lenten Intention that I wrote about on Monday. It is all about letting God work through me so I know that it will be worth it. Last year for Lent I gave up not using my seat belt and I used it every time. It's been a year and I'm still using it (mostly). I think I purposely didn't use it as a form of rebellion toward the law for it... I hope that my intention this year will also have a lasting effect on my daily life. (Am I fighting a sort of rebellion here too?)
My niece, Faith just wrote in her blog The Life of Faith "25 Ways to show your hubby respect" from a book by Sharon Jaynes. What lessons in humility for me after being married for 40 years! I have gotten into some very bad habits and lazy in my relationship! Thank you Faith for posting such a comprehensive list - I didn't like so many "don'ts", but then when I started reading the "do's", I went, "ouch!" This is worth working on...
|shower half torn out. Don is having fun!|
Today we also just started to destruct our master bathroom for a complete remodeling. We want to get it finished before Easter. Yesterday we went and picked out the tile and the cabinet style. I can start to imagine what it is going to look like, and what it will feel like being there. I will do the same as I open myself to change during this Lent?