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October 25th, 2014
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor in the animated film version of Mulan


Today, if you are facing adversity, find at least one thing in life to be grateful for.

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March 11th, 2014

FAST from being disrespectful to anyone you encounter today.
PRAY this prayer for immigrants today.
GIVE a donation of $10 or more to Upwardly Global, an organization that eliminates employment barriers for skilled immigrants.…

March 10th, 2014

FAST from too much indoor time today, go outside and play tennis or another sport!
PRAY for an end to intolerance and bigotry.
GIVE time to someone that other people don’t like to spend time with.…

March 9th, 2014

FAST from speaking too much today, and if possible, try to remain silent for hours at a time.
PRAY for world leaders today, that their decisions on behalf of their citizens be preceded with much forethought and insight.
GIVE undivided attention to everyone who speaks to you today.…

March 8th, 2014

FAST from a bad behavior that leads you to sin.
PRAY by going to confession today or tomorrow.
GIVE forgiveness to someone in your life who has offended you.…

March 7th, 2014

FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for those who go to sleep hungry each night.
GIVE $5 or more to Feeding America or another organization that feeds the hungry.…

March 6th, 2014

FAST — if you haven’t already, choose something to give up for the rest of Lent.
PRAY for someone you know who is struggling in their life.
GIVE a quick e-mail or text greeting of encouragement to that person.…

March 5th, 2014

FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!
PRAY a good long while today that you, your friends, family, and loved ones have a fulfilling Lenten season filled with fasting, prayer, and giving.
GIVE the Busted Halo FAST PRAY GIVE Calendar to your friends, family, and loved ones by e-mailing the link and/or sharing it on social media: www.bustedhalo.com/lent.
Photo: CNS/Lawrence Chatagnier, Bayou Catholic…

March 30th, 2013

FAST from being private about your faith today.
PRAY for the courage to share with others what your faith means to you.
GIVE the gift of inspiration to a friend by telling her/him about a time when you’ve experienced God’s love. BONUS: Share your experience of God’s love in the comments section below. We’d love to read it!…

March 29th, 2013

FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!
PRAY for the courage to be a true follower of Jesus.
GIVE — share these virtual Stations of the Cross with your friends today.…

March 27th, 2013

FAST from being waited on today.
PRAY that you have the stamina and courage to practice your faith in the public eye.
GIVE — at meals today (at the office, at school, etc.) go out of your way to serve other people.…

March 26th, 2013

FAST from electricity for one hour today.
PRAY for those who are still struggling to put their lives together after natural disasters.
GIVE $10 or more to the Robin Hood Relief Fund for Hurricane Sandy.…

March 25th, 2013

FAST from unnecessary talking today (try eating at least one meal in silence).
PRAY quietly using meditation today.
GIVE undivided attention to everyone who speaks to you today.…

March 24th, 2013

FAST from “screen time” — no TV, computer, cell phones, tablets, e-readers, movies, or anything else with a screen today.
PRAY — attend a Palm Sunday Mass today.
GIVE — tell three people why you love them today.…

March 23rd, 2013

FAST from wasting water. Take shorter showers, use your “grey water” or dish water to water plants.
PRAY for those who lack fresh drinking water.
GIVE $10 or more to WaterAid America or any other organization committed to providing fresh water to the thirsty.
(“Down in the River to Pray”)…

March 22nd, 2013

FAST from needless eating and/or drinking (snacking, tasting, and comfort eating). (And meat, don’t forget it’s Friday.)
PRAY for the ability to be better stewards of food — be thankful, be aware of where food comes from, be mindful of the hungry.
GIVE by sharing a meal or gift of fresh fruits and vegetables with someone in need.…

March 21st, 2013

FAST — let go of the need for everything to be perfect today.
PRAY for your friends — the people who hold you together.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo, a community of “saints in the making” where we’re all on a journey toward God.…

March 20th, 2013

FAST from using your cell phone today. So, no calls, no texts, no news, no games.
PRAY for the ability to accept and love the body God gave you.
GIVE forgiveness to someone who has hurt you.…

March 19th, 2013

FAST from saying negative things about and to people — the people you know and the people you don’t know.
PRAY for calmness and to keep your temper in check.
GIVE a compliment or an uplifting message to two or more people you have ever offended with your words.…

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