Friday, January 25, 2013

A Sacred Time

"Can you imagine what God can accomplish in and through you if you offer Him 40 days of devotion?"
"A Place at the Table" Chris Seay

For the first time ever, we are going to observe Lent as a family this year.  

I am excited about this opportunity to take a period of time to truly focus on Jesus, His Presence, His Sacrifice,  and His Resurrection.

I have been doing lots of research and figuring out what this will look like for our family and even more so, for me. 

You can go here and here to read a bit about the History of Lent and the practice of it today in the life of your family.

We will focus on the "Giving Up"(Fasting of some sort) and the "Giving Away"(Alms Giving).  

I am excited.

I am nervous.

I am ready to be challenged.  

A few days in, I might be ready to give up.   

BUT, I am praying that I can stick it out.  

I truly want this to be a sacred time between God and me.  

Do you have any family or personal Lent practices that you can share with me?  

I have identified some specific books and devotions that I will be doing personally during this time and that we will be doing as a family.  

The time will end with our Easter traditions that we love so much!!

In case you didn't know, Lent is February 13- March 30 this year!  


  1. We do Lent too! I love having a way to make the Easter season a priority - and to make sacrifice a tangible reality before the celebration of the resurrection. We should talk! I'd love to hear your researches!

  2. We celebrate Lent every year as a family and it is such a blessing! I love how we all come together to fast from one thing and pray specifically during that time. Knowing you, I think you will really enjoy it!