Karen’s Go-To Post
I went to it. In fact, I go to it every year. Chock-full of great stuff, all easy to implement and very accessible for those of us who are (a) craft-challenged and (b) intimidated by all the ways to share the seasons with our kids.
Every year, the Holy Father writes a Lenten message. It’s not long this year, but it’s great reading. Make it a priority to read it.
I love Creighton University’s Praying Lent site. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want. (If they only had an app…)
Thinking about Lent
All three of Michelle’s “Thinking about Lent” posts caught my attention, and I really appreciated the last one as a tardy-by-accident sort of person lately. Check out all three: Prayer, Penance, and Change.
40 Ways and a Top 10 List
I loved Danielle Bean’s list of 40 different ideas for Lent. You might too, especially if “easy does it” strikes a chord with you. She has them organized by Pray, Fast, and Give. She also re-ran the Top 10 Lenten Observances for Kids at Faith & Family Live, which is worth a read too.
Considering the Our Father
The brilliant Jen Fulwiler is considering the Our Father word-by-word. Her first post, OUR, is up, and I’m eagerly awaiting the future posts. This is going to change how I embrace this prayer, and what a great reflection for Lent.
Fiction for Lent
One year I gave up fiction for Lent. Not so this year, and I love that Julie, Queen Bibliophile, has assembled a list of fiction that’s appropriate for Lenten reading.
What are your favorite Lenten links and resources?
Thanks for linking to me…humbled as always.
Thanks for Julie’s list. Some great ideas there. I’m kind of excited.
Julie’s list reminded me of a great BBC mini-series based on a book. I didn’t read Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh), so I can’t say how the book is. But the mini-series is fabulous. It’s available through Netflix, and was worth every hour (it’s 3 disks). The first 2/3 sets you up for the final scenes of redemption, so you have to stick with it. Not for kids because of loads of sexual sin (not so much graphic as stated or implied). A good option for grownup movie night.
Thanks for the tip on that BBC series, Michelle!