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April 18th, 2014
It is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done. — Teresa of Ávila


FAST by eating only one full meal today (other times you eat/snack should be smaller), and remember, no meat!

PRAY — find some time for prayer between 12 and 3 p.m., when we typically mark the time Jesus was dying on the cross.

GIVE — watch and share these Virtual Stations of the Cross.

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March 29th, 2010

Digital Fast from using all electronic media when you get home from work.
Pray outdoors in a space you find beautiful today.
Give…: Do something green today (plant something, recycle etc..)

March 28th, 2010

Fast from taking the little blessings in life for granted.
Pray for those who have lost their ability to exercise control, especially those who are struggling with addictions.
Give… the extra effort today to be the person you say you want to be.

March 27th, 2010

Fast from hesitation.
Pray for the divine floods of light and life into your soul.
Give…: Speak your mind about an injustice you see in the world that you have not yet spoken of.

March 26th, 2010

Fast from holding on tight and trying to control life.
Pray for acceptance.
Give… up the illusion of control in a situation today; step back and let someone else take charge.

March 25th, 2010

Fast from pride.
Pray that you life is being lived as God intended.
Give… $10 to your FastPrayGive bowl.

March 24th, 2010

Fast from envy.
Pray for someone you are envious of, that you might be happy for them for their good fortune.
Give… someone you’re envious of a kind word about their good fortune.

March 23rd, 2010

Fast from complaining about the way things are.
Pray for the willingness to accept whatever change may come.
Give… your attention to making a clear decision to do something today that will make the world a better place.

March 22nd, 2010

Fast from the little white lies you tell to yourself and others.
Pray that you have the strength to live authentically.
Give… a kind and truthful compliment to someone in your life.

March 20th, 2010

Fast from the need to be in control today.
Pray for anyone in your life who may be struggling with illness.
Give… an hour to visit someone who is ill.

March 19th, 2010

Fast from negative thoughts today.
Pray that those around you have a wonderful day.
Give… your company to someone who could use it today.

March 18th, 2010

Fast from anger.
Pray for the strength to forgive those who have hurt you.
Give… your forgiveness to someone you’ve been struggling to forgive.

March 17th, 2010

Fast from impatience.
Pray for an area in your life where you need more patience.
Give… time to help someone who normally gets on your nerves.

March 16th, 2010

Fast from not sharing your thoughts with others.
Pray for your friends.
Give…: Pick one of the three suggestions in today’s quote and do it.

March 15th, 2010

Fast from teasing and the “just kiddings”  that could hurt others’ feelings.
Pray for forgiveness from those you may have hurt in the past.
Give… someone a hug today.

March 14th, 2010

Fast from self-defeating thoughts.
Pray for the confidence to know that you’ll be up to the task.
Give…:  Educate yourself about disabled people in your community and make an effort to help in any way.

March 13th, 2010

Fast from giving yourself easy fixes (if you’re depressed, don’t go shopping etc..)
Pray: If you’re out of practice or new to prayer start off small and gives thanks before a meal or bed.
Give… a kind word to someone you may have hurt in the past.

March 12th, 2010

Digital Fast: Fast from social networking today.
Pray: Meditate and focus on listening to God.
Give… $10 to the FPG bowl.

March 11th, 2010

Fast from giving excuses about why you can’t help others.
Pray in thanks for good health. If you or someone you love is ill, pray for patience and  strength for a healthy recovery.
Give … blood to a local blood bank or become a volunteer to help at one.

March 10th, 2010

Fast from overusing the word “Love.”
Pray: Reflect on the people who bring joy and happiness to your life.
Give… a phone call, note, even a text to someone, to show your appreciation for them.

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