Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lent is not the stuff in your dryer vent!

Season of Lent

February 22 - April 8, 2012

Have you ever observed the season of Lent? It is the period of time between Fat Tuesday, the end of Mardi Gras, and Easter Sunday. We usually associate it with giving something up, as in, "I'm giving it up for Lent." People give up all kinds of things for Lent: sugar, caffeine, TV, sex, Facebook (really?!), the list goes on. 

It's not without purpose. The point of the Season of Lent is to focus on the life, work and sacrifice of Jesus. People who observe this season are to focus their time and thoughts on God and in prayer in a time of soul searching and seeking God in a deeper way. It culminates in the celebration of the risen Lord on Easter Sunday. 

This year I will be doing a series of special blog posts for each day of Lent. There will be a focus scripture and some thoughts on how to allow God greater access to your heart and mind as you seek to become more like him. 

I hope you will join me for this time of worship and renewal. To make it easier for you to remember, you may subscribe to this blog by email by using the link on the top right-hand side of the blog post. That way you will receive the post automatically to your email address each day and can read it at your convenience. 

If you have participated in the observance of this special season in the past I would love to hear your thoughts and comments about your experience. Also, if there are scriptures that were especially meaningful to you, please share those as well. 

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