Lent, 2012

There’s plenty of time to seek the Lord this season.

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A Holy Experience has several really gentle, fruitful Lenten offerings: The Trail to the Tree, which we did last year, and this year’s offering: a dedicated place in your home to seek and offer forgiveness.  I think it’s a lovely, concrete idea that will be food for us all around here.

We also received a (Caleb Voskamp) beautiful Cradle to the Cross wreath.  We used it at Advent, and I’m excited to use it as a visual reminder for Lent.

What I don’t want to do, though, is weigh myself down with more burdens.  More to-dos.

I sensed God calling me this year to give up my morning writing time– just for this season of Lent– in favor of prayer.  My writing isn’t bad. On the contrary, I think it’s good for me.  But prayer is better, and I think I will be more determined to find other time to write… while I don’t make other time to pray.   I am eager and excited to begin this discipline today.

And when I fall down, and just.don’t.bother to turn on my alarm… I will pick myself up. Dust off my knees, and get down on them again.

Blessings to you this Lenten Season.  If you’re willing, would you just drop a note in the comments to share what you are hoping for during this season?

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4 thoughts on “Lent, 2012

  1. I too enjoyed the thoughts over at A Holy Experience…It may seem simple minded to fast from Facebook, but I’ve been feeling for a couple weeks (looking toward Lent) that it’s something I need to do. FB is a bit of an obsession(ie idol) for me. And so I hope that when I want to go there I will pray instead. And perhaps in that prayer time my eyes will be opened to other faults, not in a self-defeating way, but in a way that causes me to worship God – his goodness and how He loves me in spite of those things. A time of renewal.

  2. Good for you for doing what He’s calling you to do. That IS a hard one, but I can’t help but think that He’ll meet your sacrifice with joy, giving you more than you could ever give Him. Blessings to you this Lent!

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