Yes, it is that time of year again to decide what one is going to do for Lent - whether it be giving up something or trying to do something extra for God (or both!). As my pastoral minister so wisely stated this past Sunday, Lent is a time for getting unstuck. Lisa Hendey has a wise post on this topic over on Faith and Family: http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/blog/discerning_our_fasts/.
In a similar vein, I was reading the latest issue of Canticle Magazine, and came across the idea of offering up one's sacrifice for a special intention. So, I think that I am going to do that this year. I have been going through a rough spot for a couple months now, battling my own demons, so I am going to offer up my Lent for some discernment and hope.