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October 24th, 2014
The expert in anything was once a beginner. — Helen Hayes


Today, try to advance a new hobby or skill to the next level.

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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.…

February 19th, 2013

FAST from being disrespectful to anyone you encounter today.
PRAY that every experience today is an opportunity for you to exercise respect, grace, and charity.
GIVE unconditional love and kindness to someone who challenges you today.…

February 18th, 2013

FAST — avoid asking for things you want; depend only on what you’re given.
PRAY today for others’ needs and concerns instead of your own.
GIVE your free time today to help another person with something.…

February 17th, 2013

FAST from one meal today.
PRAY for the suffering of people around the world.
GIVE attention to a global issue of suffering by learning more about it. Listen to Catholic Relief Services’ World Report podcasts or go to another world news source to become informed on global issues.…

February 16th, 2013

FAST from going out tonight and have a night at home with friends or family.
PRAY for people who are homeless.
GIVE by sharing the FAST PRAY GIVE Lenten Calendar with someone — on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail this link: http://bustedhalo.com/fastpraygive.…

February 15th, 2013

FAST from takeout and fast food today — prepare at least one meal with fresh fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget: NO MEAT today (including fry-fry chicky-chick).
PRAY for restaurant workers and take-out delivery people today.
GIVE the money you would have spent eating takeout and fast food to Feeding America or to a local food pantry.…

February 14th, 2013

FAST from your biggest worldly vice today (be it media, internet, alcohol, food, porn, politics, gossip, etc.).
PRAY for humility today.
GIVE others the benefit of the doubt today.…

February 13th, 2013

FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!
PRAY that your desires take a backseat to what God desires for you.
GIVE help to anyone you see today who appears to be in need.…

February 12th, 2013

Forgive someone who wronged you today.…

February 11th, 2013

Today, let go of the past and forgive someone who has hurt you.…

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