Allow this period of the Church Year, Lent, to be a time of spiritual rehabilitation for your soul. Examine your own personal sinfulness and turn toward God's will for you as you daily read a meditation from Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter. The messages within may change your attitudes, beliefs, and heart one day at a time.
During Lent, perhaps all of us should spend time in the penitentiary of the spirit while we do some deep soul-searching. We examine our personal sinfulness in hopes of turning away from temptation, and turning toward God's will. Lent can be likened to spiritual rehab. It is a time for us to take stock of our lives, and to get with God's program--one day at a time."" "
Freelance writer Valerie Schultz lives in Tehachapi, California, with her husband and their four daughters. She has published essays, short fiction, and poetry. She is a regular contributer to the Bakersfield Californian, America Magazine and the Liguorian. Her work has also appeared in Mothering, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Family Fun, Catholic Parent, Sojourners, The Other Side, The Sun, High Plains Literary Review, Radiance, and Hip Mama.