Monday, February 15, 2010

Preparing for Lent 2010 ~ Daybook Entry

Outside my window ~ Snow this morning and again this evening.  Buck wonders if spring will ever come....

For Today ~ I pulled out the Lent - Easter bin.  Boy was this easy!  About a month ago, I made some "liturgical year" bins for things that are only used during certain times of the year.

So, it made getting everything together and ready for Lent wonderfully easy and enjoyable.

I put up the branches to our Jesus Tree,

dusted off the St. Joseph Altar,

and organized some St. Patrick's Day decorations I bought on clearance last year,
(another special day in our home :)

The mat awaits the Lenten centerpiece to be made.

The Passion Play waits to be reassembled on Good Friday.
And the Easter Story Eggs, The Garden of the Good Shepherd, a couple of movies, and our Pentecost decorations are ready to help us celebrate the Feast of All Feasts!
For tomorrow ~ Pancake Tuesday.  We'll try to make these point friendly pancakes.

Ash Wednesday ~ We'll make the crown of thorns and I'm planning on making this for our meal before we head out to Mass.  Honeybee was so sweet tonight when she realized this Wednesday was Ash Wednesday.  She said, "Oh yeah, I love that day!"  I wish I could say that I've always felt that way!  However, Father gave me a new way of looking at it at Mass this past weekend.  He said, "Lent is not our gift to God but, God's gift to us!"  How true that is.  He loves us so much and gives us this time to come back to Him with all our hearts.

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Joy from the South said...

What a great idea! I'll have to think about how I could do that. Thanks!

The Man Crew said...

Wow, you are super organized...way to go! Lovely daybook, thanks for sharing! I had never thought of lent that way either...makes ya think, doesn't it? Have a great week!

Donna said...

Love you bins! What a great idea- we are moving next month- just MAYBE I can get things put away in order like that! I'm proud of you for staying on your points- you are so disciplined!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Great post! I'm so intrigued by the passion play set. I clicked over and saw it all put together. Looks neat!

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