Podcast 2: Week 2 of the 1% Challenge™ – Distractions!

In this episode of The Water Jar, Katie Patrizio joins us again as we chat about DISTRACTIONS. Do you find it hard to focus in prayer? Do you find the stuff of life, from the mundane to the monumental, keeps taking your focus away from Jesus? We discuss how to deal with different types of Read more about Podcast 2: Week 2 of the 1% Challenge™ – Distractions![…]

How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin

Editor’s Note: Another area of growth for The Well is our newly organized team of writers who will share monthly contributions here at the blog, providing encouragement and feminine companionship for the spiritual journey. Here’s Cindy’s Lenten reflection. Would this itching ever stop?!? My family loves fostering kittens, but #42 came with fleas and was happy Read more about How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin[…]

Podcast 1: Preparing for Lent and an Introduction to The 1% Challenge

In this episode of The Water Jar, Katie Patrizio joins us as we discuss preparing for Lent, specifically the Scriptural call to pray, fast, and give alms. We dig a bit deeper with prayer and introduce the 1% Challenge™ — a movement encouraging us to spend 1% of our day, or 15 minutes, in God’s presence. Read more about Podcast 1: Preparing for Lent and an Introduction to The 1% Challenge[…]

Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent

Oh the things we can accomplish in fifteen minutes. Take a walk around the block. Boil water and cook noodles. Hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. Twice. Have a great phone conversation with a friend. Browse Twitter and Facebook feeds. Play CandyLand with an eager kid. Read a chapter of good fiction Read more about Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent[…]

Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent

Image Credit: Vanderbilt University Library/Sam Chester If you would have asked me a few days ago, I would have told you, “I hate Lent. I dread it.” I have been practicing Lenten observances for a relatively short period of time. I’m a convert to Catholicism, and the other denominations I practiced never made a big deal Read more about Praying with the Samaritan Woman During Lent[…]