Day 30- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 30! ENCOUNTER. We can encounter Gods beauty and creation through sport! Also- we are called to encounter our teammates, coaches, and opponents with love. We have to be receptive and also encounter them through verbal and nonverbal cues, compliments, encouragements, and even coaching and feedback! All is making a gift of self!

Day 29- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 29. ENCOUNTER. Who in our life, maybe a friend, teammate, family member or stranger, needs to be encountered with love and not condemnation? Jesus models this for us in yesterday’s Gospel with the woman caught in adultery. We, especially was women have such a tender ability to encounter and love those in most need of it and bring hope and life into their lives.

Day 26- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 26. CATHOLICISM. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to play a sport. We face injury, loss, grueling hours of training and yet it’s all worth it to achieve our goals. The same is true for our spiritual lives- we’ll face trials, suffering, and long hours of prayer, but it’s worth it to adhere to God’s Will for our lives and strive for eternal life.

Day 25- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 25. CATHOLICISM. There are so many virtues learned through sport that affect and strengthen our spiritual lives. One thing we can learn is a proper understanding of freedom- the ability to do what I ought (not whatever I want, whenever I want). Sports have rules and we operate within those creatively. The same is true for our spiritual lives- God has put commandments in place to protect us and allow us to be free and joyful!

Day 24- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 24. CATHOLICISM. Feeling sluggish? I sure am both physically and spiritually! We need to listen to our bodies and get some good recovery in when we need it, but we also need to listen to our souls and get some good recovery in via the Sacraments- especially Confession! Challenge for this week- get to Confession and renew your soul!

Day 23- Lent Challenge 2019

Day 23. CATHOLICISM. There are so many parallels that exist between faith and sport. Today in trying to lift a new max, I was thinking about how it has taken time and consistent work to build up the physical strength to do so. 🏋🏽‍♀️ The same is true for our spiritual strength and our relationship with the Lord. It takes consistent and daily prayer, receiving the Sacraments, fasting, and almsgiving to grow stronger spiritually! 🙏🏼

Day 22- Saturday Spotlight with Emma. Lent Challenge 2019

Saturday Spotlight with Emma! Emma shares about how both injury, pregnancy, and motherhood have taught her how to rejoice in the small movements both physically and spiritually! We all need to hear this and rejoice over the small things!

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“Most importantly He’s been teaching me how to be kind to myself, how to allow myself to take a step back, how to rest, how to be gentle on my body, and how to see the importance of small movements.”