Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

March 2, 2014

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Welcome to Sunday Snippets, a meme hosted by RAnn at This That and the Other Thing. Be sure to check out posts by other Catholic writers there.

RAnn’s question of the week is, “What are your plans for Lent?” Ever since I had hip replacement surgery in 2008 – that’s just a way of marking time – the Lord has upended every plan I made for Lent. It’s taken five years to get His point: don’t make any plans. I’m going to tell you what I want you to do and when. That said, because I need to get my sugar addiction under control and lose weight, a few weeks ago I joined Weight Watchers for the first time. Learning and applying that system while weaving days of abstinence into the plan will be discipline and denial done for the love of God. As my body improves I will be able to be present more fully to the people He keeps sending me who need my help. This plan will continue to be part of my life from now on.

Additional plans include continuing my on line Bible Study and my regular prayer practices. Between the two, physical and spiritual, I will be able to stand at the ready for His call and stay in the proper shape for the daily battles with the principalities and powers.

In the past two weeks I’ve posted twice: The Cockle in Our Lives and Icon of the Savior Not Made by Hands.

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7 Comments to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

  1. Wishing you well for good health Barbara.

    May God bless you always.
    Victor S E Moubarak recently posted..LENT MEME

  2. Victor S E Moubarak on March 2nd, 2014
  3. Hi Barb,
    I didn’t make any special Lenten plans either because God usually upends mine too. I decided to let God take the lead this year. Michaela and I will be studying and praying for virtues this Lent along with our regular daily prayer and the Lenten fasting but other than that I haven’t made any specific plans.

    God bless!
    Mary N recently posted..Lent Meme

  4. Mary N on March 2nd, 2014
  5. That’s a great idea. I can’t fast but by being faithful to the Weight Watchers program I will be doing penance. That’s not because I’m giving up something, although I am – and permanently, too, but because of the self-discipline required.

  6. barb on March 2nd, 2014
  7. We’ve had a medical emergency in the elder generation of our family this week, and it has provided us a real opportunity to talk about how taking care of our bodies is important to following God, doing God’s will in the world. It always requires so much help from above to make changes. I’ve been struggling again with proper eating habits lately, even though I never stopped counting calories and planning. Isn’t that ironic?
    Kathleen Basi recently posted..Sunday Snippets

  8. Kathleen Basi on March 2nd, 2014
  9. Yeah, our bodies always trap us if we’re not careful. I don’t count calories, just the points. Weight Watchers has a great start program and the whole plan is well thought out psychologically. If I stay out of sugar I know I’ll be fine and will get where I need to be so I can do God’s work.

  10. barb on March 2nd, 2014
  11. Barb, you mentioned the principalities and powers. I’ve been trying hard to remember each day to enlist all nine choirs to intercede for me. After listening to Dr. Mark Miravelle, “Angels Explained”, I realized I was missing out on a powerhouse of heavenly help. St. Michael’s Chaplet will be part of my Lent.

    As far as staying in good physical shape is concerned, I hear you. I’m finally exercising again. It takes a bunch of time which feels like it’s all about me until I remind myself that I am the steward of this body.
    Joann Nelander recently posted..Feed My Lambs

  12. Joann Nelander on March 3rd, 2014
  13. I’m with you on all of this.

  14. barb on March 3rd, 2014


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