My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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My Domestic Church: 40 ways to improve your Lent

I'm still in the middle of a very busy week! Our Lent started out with a mandatory fast from t.v. - the old television died yesterday. It was a quick and painless death after ten years of steady service! I would go without altogether, but as most of my fitness program depends on videos I have a new one coming - a modest 24 inch Sanyo that was discontinued for $40. It should be here soon as the shipping was more than the set!!

But we are in the midst of Lent. Last night after receiving our ashes, the kids and I sat down to listen to a book on tape. It was nice to have that kind of family togetherness using our imaginations as the story unfolds! I'm afraid I fell asleep during part of it, but it was still nice to be together!

I do want to really experience this Lenten season. I don't want it to happen with my on the fringes. With that in mind I went through some of my archives and found some of my old posts on the topic. As I get more time today I'll add more links.

I am happy to report that when I came downstairs yesterday, my table cloth had been removed and the purple Lenten table cloth had replaced it, complete with an appropriate Lenten centerpiece. My daughter Isadora did it! She is eight years old and I was so proud of her. Sometimes when I doubt whether the things I try to do to celebrate the liturgical year are getting through to the kids, it gets discouraging. But maybe some of it sticks. It sure seems to have gotten through to Izzy!

Lenten Links:

My Domestic Church: 40 ways to improve your Lent

Last year's Loveliness of Lent.

A Lenten centerpiece

1997 Lent in My Domestic Church