Oh how time flies. I can't believe Fat Tuesday is already here and Ash Wednesday is well, the next day. I am really looking forward to Lent this year. In the past, I gave something up for lent except I always gave myself a pass when pregnant. I love being pregnant and maybe I was selfish, but let's face it, your body goes through a LOT when you are pregnant and the last thing you want to do is deny yourself a bowl of ice cream at 2:00 am when you can't sleep because your stomach is growling and your legs are cramping. As far as I know, I am not expecting, but I am doing something different this year.
I went to church with my Dad over the Christmas Holidays and they were giving away copies of Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly. I picked one up thinking I would enjoy it since I love Matthew Kelly and as I started to read it, I realized it was a Lenten study. I put it aside and saved it for Lent and I am really excited to challenge myself and grow spiritually in my walk with God. I have a Gratitude Journal that I haven't even written in and I thought I would spend some time each day both rediscovering Jesus and recognizing all for which I am thankful .
This is from the back cover:
"...Matthew Kelly, once again, delivers a powerful book that encourages us in our weariness, challenges us in our comfort, and invites us to rediscover the beautiful possibilities God places before us daily."
So instead of giving up chocolate this year, I'm reconnecting with Jesus.
There is also a free program called Best Lent Ever that features daily two-minute videos that will take you through Rediscover Jesus chapter by chapter.
You can also go to lentreflections.com to sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's free daily lent reflections. (I saw this in the church bulletin this week)
Leave a comment if you have any resources to share for Lent or would just like to share what you are doing for Lent.
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