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Well, it is HERE! Yes, it is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent for 2015. I am excited to see where God takes me during this time. This post is going live while I sleep and I anticipate that like past years I will wake from my slumber with a hunger that would make you think I’d been fasting for days. I know recognize this as a typical reaction for my body as it anticipates a day of fasting. I’ll be praying that spending time at Mass in the morning will cull those hunger pains and I might need to skip exercise if it will be too intense.
Earlier this week, I did a sponsored post: Preparing for Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Journey which offered some suggestions for devotionals including a few I am eagerly awaiting in my house. If you are like me and do not have something in house, then you might consider an ebook format such as those mentioned in my Feed Your Reader (along with your heart and mind) with Lent Devotionals post from last year. Also, a parishioner at our parish was super generous and purchased copies of A Word Among Us for Lent. I will be using this myself and you can access each day online as well.
While I am looking forward to chronicling our family’s journey through Lent this year here on the blog, I am equally excited to see what others are doing in their lives to grow closer to the Lord in the days leading up to Easter.
This year, I am joining Trish @ A House Upon the Rock in co-hosting the 40 Days of Seeking Him meme. The linky will be up each week so you can add in posts daily, weekly, or whenever you are able. The posts can be about anything related to Lent and preparing for Easter ~ crafts, food, devotions, music or reflections are all welcomed.
I hope that my readers will join us on the journey through Lent as we seek to grow closer to Christ. Christian bloggers are welcome to join us in the weekly link up with posts that they are writing to showcase activities or reflections taken during this Lenten journey.
How are you marking the start of Lent this year?
Do you have any plans for ways to grow closer to Christ during Lent this year?