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September 23rd, 2014
Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision. — Muhammad Ali


Today, think about a dream you have. Take five minutes and think of something you can do today to help you achieve it.

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March 11th, 2013

FAST from watching or streaming television shows today.
PRAY for a sign of God’s presence when you’re being tested today.
GIVE everyone you encounter today an encouraging word or smile.…

March 10th, 2013

FAST from overscheduling yourself today.
PRAY for an understanding of suffering you have endured.
GIVE $10 to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.…

March 9th, 2013

FAST from making a big deal of out something that isn’t.
PRAY — spend at least 20 minutes in meditation or other contemplative prayer today.
GIVE a helping hand to someone in need today.…

March 8th, 2013

FAST from putting off doing something that would mean a good change for you. (But do put off eating meat today, it’s Friday!).
PRAY for the courage to do what you’ve been putting off and follow through to the end.
GIVE by sharing the FAST PRAY GIVE Lenten Calendar with your friends (you’ve been procrastinating, haven’t you?)…

March 7th, 2013

FAST from staying inside all day.
PRAY for people who live with illnesses and disabilities that keep them indoors.
GIVE encouragement to someone who seems down and almost out.…

March 6th, 2013

FAST in solidarity with a friend who has to do without something.
PRAY that a friend going through a difficult situation will know the presence of God.
GIVE $10 or more to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a lifeline for those in need throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe for more than 85 years.…

March 5th, 2013

FAST from sugar — including high-fructose corn syrup — today!
PRAY a different form of prayer that you’ve been wanting to try.
GIVE away belongings that you don’t need.…

March 4th, 2013

FAST from being in a hurry today and take your time with all people and things.
PRAY to cultivate a more gracious and considerate personality.
GIVE a greeting to everyone you walk by today — don’t pass one person!…

March 3rd, 2013

FAST from something you don’t think you can live without.
PRAY for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
GIVE $10 or more to the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.…

March 2nd, 2013

FAST from making demeaning statements about others today.
PRAY that all of us can be better communicators with each other.
GIVE a handwritten letter or call to a friend or family member you haven’t communicated with in a while.…

March 1st, 2013

FAST from drawing attention to your good works. (And don’t forget, no eating meat today!)
PRAY for a greater gift of humility.
GIVE by doing three good deeds secretly today.…

February 28th, 2013

FAST from walking or driving with distractions like music or the radio.
PRAY for a greater awareness of the presence of God in your life today.
GIVE your parents a call and tell them how much they mean to you.…

February 27th, 2013

FAST from pretending things in your life are all right even though they are not.
PRAY how you feel today, whether you feel angry, sad, happy or thankful — be truthful with God.
GIVE $10 or more to Catholic Charities or a local organization that works with the poor.…

February 26th, 2013

FAST from getting worked up over small annoyances today.
PRAY a prayer of thankfulness today for all you have in your life.
GIVE a word of thanks to someone in your life.…

February 25th, 2013

FAST from making excuses for not getting a difficult task done.
PRAY for the courage to lean into an uncomfortable situation.
GIVE your support today to someone who is in a tough leadership position.…

February 24th, 2013

FAST from interrupting others today.
PRAY for patience and openness when encountering people.
GIVE each person you meet today a reason to smile, especially if they are having a bad day. Compliments, kudos, gratitude, and harmless humor go a long way.…

February 23rd, 2013

FAST from being impatient today.
PRAY for the poor.
GIVE $10 or more to Busted Halo to help spiritual seekers around the world discover more about God.…

February 22nd, 2013

FAST from your typical diet today and eat only inexpensive, non-meat foods (but fish is okay).
PRAY for farmers who grow our food, and those who sell it and bring it to us.
GIVE — write a letter to your representative with the help of a template from Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.…

February 21st, 2013

FAST from using Facebook today.
PRAY by reading Isaiah 40:28-31 and reflecting on what these verses say to you.
GIVE a handwritten note to someone who needs encouragement today.…

February 20th, 2013

FAST from watching violent movies or television today.
PRAY for those who have lost loved ones to violence.
GIVE $5 or more to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America’s communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.…

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