Lent begins Wednesday, February 26. Traditionally Lent is a time to enter into deeper reflection or discipline to prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Easter. Some people give something up. Other’s take on a particular practice. If you’re not quite sure what to do for Lent yet, here are some options.
Are you already listening to Parents Take Five podcast with Jen Evans? If you’re a parent, you want to put this in your podcast rotation. During Lent, Jen and I are partnering to help families make small shifts in daily practices that can make big differences in your walk of faith together.
Cat and Marie are at it once again this Lent to help you reduce the amount of plastic you use. They have great tips and resources and will help you keep your sense of humor through the whole thing. Find out more at Lenten Plastics.
I’m firing up Doubting Believer’s Gratitude on the Move Facebook Group again for Lent. The idea is to not only name what you are grateful for, but to be intentional about how you respond in gratitude. For instance: I am grateful for warm feet, so I’m going to donate socks to the local homeless shelter. Or I’m grateful for my beautiful lawn, so I’m going to go and spruce up the yard of an elderly friend/neighbor/family member. Get on board here.
More Light Presbyterians has partnered with Unbound to create a queer Lenten devotional. Ashes to Rainbows contains devotionals from queer authors and allies. Will post the link here when it is available.
Follow this blog and the Doubting Believer FB page for weekly reflections and discussions on the Lenten scriptures from the Narrative Lectionary.
Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer is an online, inclusive and progressive Christian community. Follow us on Facebook and get emails to keep up with all that is happening.