getting crafty for Lent

“Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.”

from Pope Francis’s message on Lent

One of my resolutions for these forty days is to craft with my kids. (Ronan too!) In a way, it’s part of my prayer and almsgiving.

This creative time makes me a more present and loving mother. (My IG fast will help with being more present too!) Even if all we make is a popsicle-stick house with globs of hot glue on all sides, the energy engaged in a shared activity is what I’m going for.

(We will even do some Lent specific crafts, like these!)

This quote by St. Teresa of Avila resonates with me, “God walks among the pots and pans.” My sister-in-law introduced me to it with her print (which hangs next to my sink).

It reminds me that each plate I wash, each toy I pick up, diaper I change, and TP-roll tower we build is an opportunity to experience his presence in prayer.

Praying for YOU this Lenten season. <3


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