Friday, February 24th, 2012

Why would we observe Lent?

I don’t remember that I ever heard of Lent while I was growing up. If I did, it would have been clear to me that it was from another tradition–not the way we did things.

So Lent wasn’t part of my year or thought or life for a long time–until children came into our family. That made me think much more intentionally about the most important things. When I realized how haphazardly we tended to stumble upon Easter–oops, oh my goodness, it’s Palm Sunday already–I wanted something more.

Treasuring God in Our TraditionsYou can see more of my thoughts about Lent at the Desiring God blog, taken from Treasuring God in Our Traditions.

I’m interested to know your response or reaction, so please come back here to my blog to comment.

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2 Responses to “Why would we observe Lent?”

  1. No other book has challenged me more in regards to how & why my family celebrates holidays and our “everyday!” Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom & experience. Lent has proven to be such a sweet time of worship for our family.

  2. I am so excited that I get to be a part of your workshop in Orlando in June. I cannot wait, so looking forward to TGC women’s conference!

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