Ash Wednesday: Memento Mori

   “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  This call to remember our own mortality helps us as Christians to set our priorities with an eye on eternity.

Today for the first day of the 40-Day Challenge, over 700 women clicked on the first day’s reading. I was especially touched by the comment of “Lori,” who has dedicated the challenge to her husband, who has separated from her. Please join me and Lori in praying for a miracle in her husband’s heart.  Jesus, we trust in you!

If you would like others to pray for you during the course of this challenge, feel free to leave comments and requests after each post. “You receive not because you ask not,” Jesus admonishes us. Are we willing to ask God to intervene in our homes and marriages? Are we ready to accept the possibility that he must first do a work in US?

Jesus, we trust in you!

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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at and She also writes for the Parenting Channel at In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

3 thoughts on “Ash Wednesday: Memento Mori

  1. Thank you for sharing this challenge with your readers. My husband and I are excited to see what God has in store for our marriage after Lent.

    Peace be with you!


  2. My intentions with this challenge are to reunite with our Lord because I have put some many worldly things in front of Him, and also for my husband and I to grow in our spiritual faith together as husband and wife.


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