Last Minute Ideas for Lent

Are you ready for Lent? Ready or not, here it comes! Danielle shares some of her plans for this Lent and offers encouragement for others to plan their Lent as well. She also shares advice on how to think about Lent and setting expectations for it.

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We need to open ourselves up to the work God wants to do in our hearts and in our souls.


From Danielle

Ready or not, here Lent comes! If you missed my conversation about Lent last year with Father Mark-Mary Ames, you will definitely want to check it out. He has such an encouraging way of talking about our approach to Lent, you will love it.

This week, I share what I am considering doing this year in terms of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for Lent, in the hopes that you might be encouraged to think along these lines as well.

Lent is not something we can accomplish or win or fail at. The most important thing is to be open to what God wants for you this Lenten season and to pray for the grace to change in the ways he is calling you to change this year. Lent is an invitation to grow closer to God. Let me know what  you are taking on this Lenten season. I would love to hear from you!

Listener Feedback (33:57)

Listener Allison writes in to Danielle to share about the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe.

Song of the Week 

Seat Next to You by Bon Jovi. A romantic classic that always makes me think of Dan!

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Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.

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