And so, there’s nothing better I can do this Lent than to surrender to Jesus and there’s no better teacher than his mother.

Teresa is a student at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND studying Criminal Justice. God’s grace and endless amounts of coffee fuel her days.

Mary trusted in God’s will for her Son, just as we need to trust in God’s will for our lives.

She was just as human as we are, feeling physical pain, disappointment and all kinds of heartache.

She is one of ten children and hopes to one day top that number when she has a family.

But I wasn’t the same single guy I was the last time I lived here. And I wanted to meet people, so I turned to Internet dating as a way to meet eligible women.

A gripe shared by many women I met concerned the fellow who arrived at the meetup bearing little resemblance to the guy in the profile.

Internet dating puts all options on the table, and a growing number of sites cater to the more mature singles crowd.

During Lent, we generally think about Jesus’ suffering and death.

However, how often do we think about the suffering of his mother, Mary?

For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.