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Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people. — from the book The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

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Spend some time with the people you care about today — friends, family, a significant other. Even if you’re doing something “ordinary,” you’ll be surprised by the way that sharing the experience with them makes for a great time.



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April 12th, 2011

FAST from all talking today (to be in solidarity with those who do not have freedom of speech.)
PRAY for universal human rights.
GIVE a donation to a human rights organization or place $10 in your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

April 11th, 2011

FAST from talking behind anyone’s back.
PRAY for the worldwide respect of life.
GIVE a compliment to someone you respect and tell them why.…

April 10th, 2011

FAST — don’t waste or throw out any food today.
PRAY for those who have to find their food in dumpsters and trashcans.
GIVE canned food sitting in your pantry you haven’t used in months to your local food bank.…

April 9th, 2011

FAST from candy and fattening foods today.
PRAY that God show you the unhealthy attachments in your life.
GIVE the money you would have spent on candy or fattening foods to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

April 8th, 2011

FAST from complaining about how busy you are today.
PRAY in thanksgiving for friends who make time for you.
GIVE — make time today for a friend.…

April 7th, 2011

FAST from selling yourself short today.
PRAY in gratitude for the contribution of disabled persons.
GIVE to an organization that empowers disabled persons.…

April 6th, 2011

FAST from worrying about the future.
PRAY to understand how God wants you to act today.
GIVE $5 to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

April 5th, 2011

FAST from videogames, internet surfing, frivolous texting, etc.
PRAY in silent meditation for 20 minutes today.
GIVE someone the opportunity for prayer by taking something off their plate.…

April 4th, 2011

FAST from something you love today (iPod, facebook, chocolate, etc.)
PRAY for God’s love to be felt and experienced by everyone on earth.
GIVE forgiveness to someone who you may no longer feel love towards.…

April 3rd, 2011

FAST from using paper today.
PRAY that you find joy in small things.
GIVE diapers and baby necessities to your local shelter.…

April 2nd, 2011

FAST from yelling or losing your temper today.
PRAY for families in abusive situations.
GIVE a call today to an influential male figure in your life.…

April 1st, 2011

FAST from watching any videos, films or TV today.
PRAY for your own willingness to accept others.
GIVE money to a charity organization from a religion other than your own.…

March 31st, 2011

FAST — recommit to your Lenten promises today.
PRAY for stamina to continue your Lenten Journey.
GIVE give $3 to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 30th, 2011

FAST from using your strength to affect other people negatively.
PRAY for wisdom in our leaders at this time.
GIVE at least 30 minutes of physical activity today.…

March 29th, 2011

FAST from thinking your own worries and troubles are more important than those of others.
PRAY to know God’s will.
GIVE words of encouragement to a friend who is discerning God’s path for them.…

March 28th, 2011

FAST from one of your usual prayer practices today.
PRAY — spend time in God’s presence today.
GIVE time today to just be with a friend.…

March 27th, 2011

FAST — live today without drama.
PRAY that your eyes be open to the glory of your surroundings and God’s creation.
GIVE your old eyeglasses to the needy, or donate to an organization that helps the blind.…

March 26th, 2011

FAST from procrastinating today.
PRAY for victims of genocide.
GIVE single moments throughout your day to help others who seem in need.…

March 25th, 2011

FAST from a meal today in solidarity with the poor.
PRAY for an end to child labor and modern day slavery.
GIVE money to a program that battles slavery.…

March 24th, 2011

FAST from standing on your soapbox today.
PRAY that you continue to be open to learning.
GIVE by sharing a life lesson you have learned with someone today.…

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