A series of thoughts/practices/prompts, one for each day of Lent. It's a beautiful balance of the divine and ordinary; the sublime and the every-day.
An activity for all ages, the Lords Prayer Tracing Cross is visual and tactile way to deepen prayer experience. Try it this Lent at church or home.
As the calendar draws near to Lent, many churches and individuals are looking for books and resources for the journey. Paraclete Press has new offerings for Lent, as well as trusted favorites. From books to CDs... children to adults... there is something for everyone.
"Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth." Building Faith offers ideas and inspiration for Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday.
Your invited to this free webinar on planning for Lent. Big picture thinking and practical ideas with Matthew Kozlowski, Krista Lovell, and Sue Van Oss.
Decluttering, or tidying-up, creates in our homes a clean slate. By ridding ourselves of excess stuff, we have more of ourselves to give others.
From Joel to Matthew, the Scripture in the Ash Wednesday service resonates with power. Here are our top 5 favorites.
Bring the household together with a fire, confess and burn sins, share marshmallows. Honor the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday tradition.
Teenagers may trivialize Lent, or over-intensify it. Adults can help teens set goals for spiritual growth, not be afraid of failure, and draw closer to God.
Interactive and age appropriate worship ideas to help children understand and experience Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.
Looking for Lenten books or devotions for adults? Check out these resources for Lent, from five different publishers.
Five Christian publishing houses offer their latest Lenten resources for children and families.
Whatever you choose - adding or subtracting - the point is to do something that feeds your soul without draining your energy or making you resent the time. Be realistic, keep it simple and enjoy!
So...invite people to Lent! I know it seems a bit counter-intuitive, but it isn’t really. What do all the studies tell us that people in the U.S. want from religion or spirituality? They want a sense of mystery, silence, a connection to God and connections to others. How can you open your many doors and offer this to your community during Lent?
In a family with small children it is often difficult to know how to create a space to journey through lent together in a developmentally appropriate way. Our family has tried different practices and readings through lent, but the one thing that has been constant in our Lenten practices is simply creating a collection of symbolic items in a central place in the home (i.e. on the family table or on a stand in a main living area).
GenOn has produced "All God's Children." This five-week series offers activities, Bible Study, and group learning for all ages. Designed for Lent.
As you no doubt know, Lent Madness is the world’s most popular online Lenten devotion. For people around the globe, the saintly smackdown is the very definition of Lenten devotion (and competition). Though it’s hard to believe, some people prefer a different approach to Lent, so I’m glad to share with you four other resources Forward Movement is really excited to offer you this Lent and Easter.
Sharon's top picks (a mix of perennial favorites alongside some new offerings) for a variety of ages and stages to take along on the Lenten journey.
The Painting Table is a book by Roger Hutchison, which has inspired workshops during Lent and other seasons. Here he describes how he used his practice of painting with the spirit and your fingers to create a Lenten series.
Practical advice and suggestions for offering a stations of the cross service for children and families.