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medium_8050161139Every once in a while, I get this urge to up-haul & re-order everything in my life.

Out with the old, in with the new! I’ll work my way through each room.

I want the things around me to reflect what’s important to me — my faith, most especially, and to be a reminder of that.

I’ll make a list of resolutions — mostly to pray more, and try to keep at them.

I’ll get rid of things that I think are obstacles to my holiness — that aren’t true, good and beautiful — things that don’t reflect my priorities.

I do these things to try to be – even just a little bit – holier.

Here’s a great list that can be a starting point, if you’re looking for some help in that department 🙂

Seven Simple Ways to Grow in Holiness Before Noon.

Here’s the first suggestion, which I’ve just begun doing:

“When it comes to waking up in the morning, I’m the worst offender of hitting snooze a few times before waking up (also known as the “Holy Trinity of Snoozing” phenomenon). However, St. Josemaria Escriva spoke about the value in doing the opposite: “The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body. If, with God’s help, you conquer yourself, you will be well ahead for the rest of the day. It’s so discouraging to find oneself beaten at the first skirmish.”  (The Way, 206)

What do you think — it’s doable, right?

What are some other things — small things — you’ve done or changed that help you grow in holiness each day?

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