Week Four Challenge: Beyond Fasting

Laetare Sunday means we’re 2/3 of the way there! The Church invites us to grow in holiness during Lent through three practices: Fasting, Prayer, and Almsgiving. We began the #SmartFreedom Challenge focusing on fasting: intermittent detachment from our phones—some forms of detachment more painful than others. Last week we added intentional prayer into our routine. Week 4 brings us a new challenge--a look at almsgiving. In order to better detach ourselves from our phones, we wa

Weekly Challenge: Make a Top Ten List

Some of my students who are running their own non-profit (casual), approached me to do a piece for their blog. They were looking for a blog post about "the 10 steps to a new year/new semester resolutions regarding prayer life--spiritual life--balancing life..." Easy, no? I had not really thought of a Top Ten list for resolutions or best practices, or life-survival, or general advice for all of my nieces and nephews, but I am so glad to be asked. This week's Weekly Challenge i