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March, 2011
in this issue
:: Message from the Little Flower's Creator
:: Warm Snugly Hoodies 50% OFF!
:: THE MASTER GARDNER...living and learning the virtues
:: FAQ Princesses You Can Believe In
 Greetings!
Welcome to our March Behold Children, Behold Christ Club Newsletter! This newsletter is for those interested in Little Flowers Girls' Club/Blue Knights Catholic Boys/Little Women Hospitality Program and Our Lady's Honor Guard! We hope to share ideas for running and operating a successful clubs as well as great resources for your programs.

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Living Lent: Inside and Outrachel 

by Rachel Watkins
Little Flowers Creator
Our Lady's Honor Guard Creator
 
 
Lent is upon us.

Once again, we have a chance as parents not only to teach our children but show our children what our faith means.  While in it's methods, Little Flowers (and all Behold the Child programs) want to teach our children the beauty of the truths of our faith, we also want to show them.

Lent is a wonderful time to show our children how to prepare themselves for Easter by our own actions.  Unlike Advent, when the preparations for the feast have an inherent joy to them and the family gathers around the Advent wreath and manger on the mantle, Lent is often 'done alone' and we might not think about making it a family event.

  
 

We can take the verse of Matthew 6:6 to heart:  "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."   

It is from Matthew 6, in fact, that we get our Lenten admonitions to pray, sacrifice and tithe.  And these admonitions even come with the familiar caveat: "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

This can make us feel that what we do for Lent we should do without anyone knowing - including our own family and children.  However, we must keep this verse in proper context; while we do not want to announce in the streets what we are doing, we are required as parents to teach our children what Lent means.  Teach them and show them.  Let them see you pray, see you sacrifice and see you tithe.  Let them see you doing all of this with a spirit of joy and happiness throughout Lent.  Continuing with Matthew 6 we have "do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting."  

Some suggestions:
*Make plans to take your group to the Stations of the Cross together.  
*Show them the Liturgy of the Hours and teach them 'how to pray' it.  
*Do a fundraising event or canned food drive for your church's food pantry.  
*Decide as a group to forgo TV or another child-appropriate sacrifice in unity with each other; perhaps gathering for a book club discussion (might we suggest one of "Glory of America" books) instead.  
*Have a pizza party (cheese only) one Friday at a local senior citizens' center or home and stay to play games or watch a movie with them.  
 


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The Master Gardner
living and learning the virtues 
   
 
The Price of a Soul
 
The other day, my dear husband returned from a trip to the Home Depot where he was shopping around for a chainsaw. While he was there, he cornered a sales clerk to ask about the different models and features of each.
"Blast it all!" the clerk said in the middle of explaining a finer point of chain saw feature. "They did it again!" When my husband asked what was wrong, the clerk pointed to the hole in the chainsaw where the gas cap should be. "We chain the saws to the display, but people come along and steal all the gas caps." Sure enough, they were gone on every display model.
When my husband got home, he relayed to story over the dinner table. "To think, a person risked his own soul for a $5 or $10 gas cap!" he said. The thing is, in this day and age, many think there is nothing wrong with such a small act of theivery. Many in our society don't even know it is wrong, or what they are risking when they do it. It is like chipping away a piece of the soul and turning it into rock. It becomes dead to virtue, righteousness and moral good.
That is one reason your work in these Catholic Clubs is so valuable and why practicing virtue ourselves as examples to our children is also so valuable. They notice when our actions don't match our words. Sometimes we may speed a little, copy a song for a friend, take a pen from the bank, photocopy a copyrighted book, or reuse a stamp that didn't get cancelled the first time. These little acts "un-virtue" us in ways our children take note of. This Lent, let virtue extend to the very edges of your soul.
 
Frequently Asked Questions 
 
  
I saw in your last catalog something about a Princess series with books and dolls. What's the status? Is it available yet?
We are working hard on getting ready to release the first items in our new series Princesses You Can Believe In series! The series of books and products that go with them are the brain-child of Little Flowers Girls' Club creator, Rachel Watkins. They will concentrate on saints who were royalty emphasizing their relationships with the true King of Kings and how all girls are princesses in Christ's Kingdom. The first books and dolls are scheduled for release in late May or early June. Please keep this project in your prayers since producing such products can be a great financial risk for a small apostolate like ours. Thank you for all your interest and support and stay-tuned for future updates!
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Thanks for all you do to spread the faith!
 
God bless!

Joan Stromberg
Behold Publications
Ecce Homo Press