It’s been a wonderful lull between Christmas and now BAM–Lent. I’ve kinda cleaned up the house, arranged our schedule to have more togetherness and less messy running ’roundedness. And I’ve even allowed my daughter to categorize her threads by color. She’s really going after thread right now.
In writing my weekly newsletter for the Waiting in the Word group of Christian moms, I realized, yes, I’m into threads too. I’m looking for slender but strong connections to God. I’m looking for less me-time and more Him-time. How do I really turn to Him? How do I really center in Him? I’m so busy with life with small kids, the crying, the spilling, the hugging, the snuggling, the swim lessons, the reading, the hitting fences with sticks repeatedly.
This is how. I wrote a scripture study with my two good girlfriends. We broke the six weeks of Lent into six struggles we face as moms of little kids, and then paired those with six attributes we strive toward.
selfishness . . . to . . . sacrifice
frustation . . . to . . . forgiveness
judgment . . . to . . . love
envy . . . to . . . gratitude
failure . . . to . . . humility
anxiety . . . to . . . surrender
It includes the study, a printable journal, a bookmark with lectio divina steps, and a calendar to print with all the Bible verses we picked.
Today and tomorrow, people who participate also receive a printable lenten kids bundle that Nancy designed. With three Lenten activities for your kids to color and do! Or you to color for them (which is often the case for me). Thanks for considering partaking. The bundle is $11, and if you want to lead a group, you can purchase the leader guide for $3 (or the leader bundled into the normal one for $13).
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I really want this Lent to be, for me, a journey of channeling my fears and pains back into my faith and love instead of eating lots of fudge because I’m super stressed about the ins and outs of raising small kids. I hope you have a wonderfully fruitful Lent with whatever your devotions and books and prayers will be!