When modern people think about prayer, often we wonder “does prayer work?” But that question rests on false assumptions. Real prayer works – on us.
Before my mom died, I faced Lent with a kind of calculated resolve. Now the season opens up differently for me, into a sort of invitation.
A roundup of ideas and resources to help you and your family go the distance this Lent.
Persecution, betrayal, torture and agonizing death don’t make for contented bedtime stories or heart-warming conversation around the dinner table. How do we help little ones understand Lent?
Lent is a perfect time to teach your children what it means that Christ is our Good Shepherd. Here’s a plethora of children’s books to help you do just that.
There will be days when we don’t run well—when we fall down or throw up or cry or can’t finish. And that is ok. We have not ruined Lent.
The day will come when death slaps my kids in the face. When it does, I want them to remember all our Ash Wednesdays.
My hope is that–with one eye on my prayer book, and the other on the compost heap–I can come to respect the work death does for us… the life it enables to take root.
Are your kids too young to “get” Lent? Here are some fun ways to turn the season into an adventure.
The heavy stone of guilt was lifted. This was not magic, but mystery.