Is Lent Okay? Should I practice Lent?
There appears to be a resurgence of interest in Lent among various Protestants. I did not grow up practicing Lent and I do think this is a decision that should be considered thoughtfully. Many people practice giving something up as a check list or a societal expectation or a game.These are not good reasons to practice Lent. We do not practice Lent to please God or make Him like us more.
But here are some resources I put together for those of us thinking about Lent and/or incorporating our families into Lent.
Here is a lovely article about the why of practicing Lent. This is geared for us adults growing in our practice of Lent or considering using it for the first time.
Here is an article about talking with your children about the season of Lent along with some of the
difficult conversations about sin and death that arise from the Lent season.
Another article about bringing your children to an Ash Wednesday service.
And here is another article with some resources for family devotions during the Lent season.
Last but certainly not least is a site with free printables that follow along with The Jesus Storybook Bible.
I hope you enjoy these resources as much I enjoyed finding them. Blessings!