Lent

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 5

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Our week 5 issue of our Lenten Family Soup Suppers series includes a creamy potato and leek soup recipe and reflection on how Jesus faced each situation he faced. Do we face challenges head-on, knowing Jesus is at our side?

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 4

“Jesus doesn’t stop all bad things from happening. Why do you think that is?” In week 4 of our Lenten Family Soup Suppers series, Kristi Quinlan provides a Minestrone soup recipe and discussion that is timely for both this Sunday’s Gospel and our world today.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 3

Sight is a gift we take for granted each day. In this week’s Family Soup Suppers series, Kristi Quinlan provides a simple mushroom soup recipe and encourages us and our families to consider if we really see as Jesus calls us to.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 2

Tortilla soup and living water are the features of Week 2 of the Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series. When Jesus asks us for something, it’s often because he wants to give us something better. What is “the drink” he’s asking from you?

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 1

Join The Well this Lent as we share a simple idea for making Lenten Fridays something different from ordinary Fridays. Each week we will post a simple meatless soup recipe accompanied by a question for you to reflect on while cooking. We will also post a family discussion question to get your family sharing about faith over dinner. Recipes and questions will be posted on Monday to give you plenty of time to prepare for Friday! During this first full week of Lent, we share a recipe for broccoli cheese soup.

Lent Week 5: Peace and Perfectionism

Finding peace when struggling to make decisions, embracing our nothingness, seeking joy in the “hidden years,” and the connection between gratitude and peace. All that and more as we continue The Well’s Lenten series on Searching for and Maintaining Peace.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace, Lent Week 3: Abandon yourself anyway!

Tons of wisdom from the podcast team in this episode covering chapters 5-10 in Searching for and Maintaining Peace. The ladies share on a variety of topics from opening “dirty laundry rooms” for Jesus, allowing the Good Shepherd to lead us to restful waters, how to journey with loved ones who are suffering, and rendering our hearts at the foot of the cross. Come, listen and join in the conversation by sharing your takeaways.

On Thorns and Crowns

“Our suffering is not unknown but precious to the one who would unite it to His own, if we would only take it willingly from his hand. Then we could wear this suffering as a crown, and carry it for the Lord all that kingly way to Calvary.” Mary Conway shares a most thought-provoking post today at the blog. What is your thorn – that thing that just won’t give no matter how many things you try? And what is the Lord asking you to do with this thorn? Read on.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 2: Delicacies of Love, Regaining Confidence in God

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. Come, join and follow along with The Well this Lent. More information about the study can be found here: https://www.thewelldesmoines.com/2019-lent-at-the-well/2019-lenten-book-study/

In this second week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 23-36 covering chapters 1-4. Humans have lost confidence in God, trying to find happiness on our own and consequently becoming unhappy in the process. We must regain our lost confidence by believing in Divine Providence. In his book, Fr. Jacques brings to light two principal obstacles preventing us from regaining confidence. The podcast team discusses these two obstacles in this episode.

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Week 1: Goodwill, A Necessary Condition for Peace

The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. This first week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 3-20. The podcast team of Julie Nelson, Bonnie Shaw, Becca Bahl, Christine Hilbert, and Lisa Schmidt discuss the central themes of these pages during this episode. Tune in and join the discussion over at www.thewelldesmoines.com