Lent

The JESUS TREE: Lenten Scripture Activity

Friends!  I have been dreaming and thinking about this JESUS TREE for about 2 years now–and today is finally the day I share it with you! <<happy dance!!>>  There are few things I love more than dreaming something up, making it a reality and then, finally, sharing it with the people I love right here. …

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Lenten Worksheets For Kids {Free Printable}

With Lent approaching I have been racking my brain to come up with a way to make Lent more meaningful for my children.  Sure, we make family resolutions, decorate the house, abstain from meat on Fridays and talk about the passion–but I wanted something else that could get the kids more actively involved in Lent. …

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On Needing Lent

Lent will be here early this year: Ash Wednesday is February 10th.  I feel like I should be whining and stomping my feet, but in all honestly, I can’t wait.  I need Lent and I feel like I need it right now. Please don’t be confused.  I am not some sort of super human that …

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Preparing for a Holy Lent

I unplugged yesterday (didn’t go online once–it was wonderful) and spent my time preparing my home, my kids and my heart for a Holy Lent.  Last lent I was so disappointed with myself.  Due to poor planning and even poorer follow-through instead of feeling renewed once Easter arrived, I felt frustrated. I am determined that …

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40 Faith-Building Lenten Activities

Lent is just around the corner.  In an effort to prepare I’m sharing 40 Faith-Building Lenten Activities for you and your families today. Lent is an important time around my house–both for me and for my family.  Unfortunately I live a life that is really loud and busy and full of distractions.  In the end …

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Easy Holy Week Watercolor Art

Today I am sharing a very simple, easy and yet beautiful project to do with your kids, toddlers and up, this Lent.  This Easy Holy Week Watercolor Art project is made even easier with the printable crucifix I’ve made.  I did a very similar project to this last year (see it here) but because it …

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Lenten Finger Puppets: General Instructions

Hello!  Well, it’s Ash Wednesday and that means one thing: Lent.  Ready?  Me neither, but here we go!  I am determined to help my children understand Lent and the Passion a little bit better this year, even though they are still quite young.  To this end, I have have been working hard on what I …

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DIY Photo-Transfer Prayer Book Bag

Holy week is a very important time for me, and I hope that you feel the same way.  I’ve only seen The Passion once, and yet the images I can still recall from that single viewing have fueled many mediations.  I hope that this year I can once again truly enter into the Passion with …

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Lenten Nail and String Art

So, it’s Lent.  I have a love/hate relationship with Lent.  I love that it is a special time, set apart for self-denial, reflection, prayer and renewal.  Unfortunately I also struggle with Lent for the same reasons.  I love the thought of simplifying my life and meeting God in the quiet–I just continually fall short. I …

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Lenten Vigil Candle Holder

Before I get started on the project I’d like to introduce my guest crafter: my niece Mary.  She is an amazing “up and comer” in the crafting world…and she happens to be loosing lots of teeth at the moment.  She is, without a doubt, my favorite crafting buddy and she was sweet enough to help …

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