Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I wanted to share what I will be doing this lent. Just in case anyone is unfamiliar, lent is a time or prayer and fasting (40 days to be exact) and we do this to prepare for Easter and because Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the desert. Some people give up things for lent and I've done that for many years, but now that I have kids and work I really don't have much of anything I do for myself to give up. I've found that doing something for lent is much more beneficial to me.
Prayer is a tough thing for me to make time for. I find I get caught up in "getting everything done" rather than creating time for prayer. This lent I'm going to do the Little Black Book devotion. I did the same last year and got so much from it. It's a book that takes about 5mins a day and has readings and reflections for each day of lent. It's so simple, but I found it so insightful and peaceful that I wanted to do it again this year. What are you doing or not doing this lenten season?