Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Thérèse of Lisieux says it isn't the WHAT we do for God that is important, but rather "the way" or the "why" behind what we choose to do for HIM.

This Lent, let us worry less about what we are "giving up" and focus more on the "why" so that we might draw nearer to Christ during this liturgical season of Lent.

Wishing you a blessed start to the beginning of your Lenten journey.

Oh, and I was so excited to discover this book to support me on my own Lenten journey...


  1. Valerie,
    Beautiful post! How often does the Bible mention our motives? So true.

  2. Enjoy your journey through Lent.


  3. How is the book? I looked but wasn't sure what to get.
    Visiting from Catholic Mothers Online.

  4. That is a good reminder, "let us focus more on the why".

    I keep loosing your the link to your blog.. but I have it booked marked now. So, I should be visiting more often now.

    I really do love your blog!

  5. Valerie this is so very true, God knows the Heart and motivation behind the 'doing' and the 'being'.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments and visiting my Blog. Congrats on being a new Mom... the greatest Joys of my Life have been our Children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchild. Every Child is a Gift from God! And I had to smile at your comment on becoming an older Parent and transitioning your Space to fit lifestyle... we did not ever expect to be custodial Grandparents of some of our G-Kids... thankfully our youngest was still living at Home when the 1st Grandchild came to live with us shortly after his Birth so our transition was not so profound since we've been Parenting continually for many years already... but I had PLANNED to eventually be an empty nester and perhaps explore those decorating styles that work well with mature inhabitants. *LOL* Well, if I live to be 80 now I might still get that opportunity... but if not, it's okay. *winks* A houseful of Children's laughter and Joy is the best 'thing' a Home can possess.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert


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