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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

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



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April 16th, 2011

FAST from saying no to others today.
PRAY for the willingness to follow God’s will.
GIVE your attention today to someone you normally wouldn’t.…

April 15th, 2011

FAST from electricity when you get home tonight. (Anything with an on/off switch: turn it off!)
PRAY for those without basic amenities.
GIVE — if you haven’t already, donate to Busted Halo’s 10x10x10 Lent Fund Drive.…

April 14th, 2011

FAST from all mind or mood-altering substances today (except for prescribed medicines) including alcohol, drugs, caffeine, cigarettes, etc.
PRAY about the most recent situation you can think of where your actions upset someone you know.
GIVE that person an apology — don’t explain anything or defend yourself, just tell them you’re sorry — at the first opportunity you have.…

April 13th, 2011

FAST from television today.
PRAY for the gift of laughter.
GIVE — make three friends aware of Busted Halo’s 10x10x10 Lent Fund Drive.…

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.…

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