Monday, February 28, 2011

Re-Lent-less

It's coming.

Creeping up on me.

And so, my past Lenten series -- "A Meaningful Lent" -- is here. You'll find everything there from the Lamb of God calendar for young children to my crown of thorns, to confessing the messes, to thoughts about why we give up the things we do and whether or not we should talk about them.

The title of the series comes from then-six-year-old Ramona's protest that she did not plan to give up something trivial, such as talking back to her sisters, but rather she planned to give up something meaningful.

That's what I'm going for, too. Still discerning what "meaningful" means for this year. Jesus usually plops something horrible in front of me (such as the idea of giving up coffee.) Then He exasperates me by teaching me something through my sacrifices.

Who does He think He is? Does He always have to be so right?

2 comments:

Misty said...

Hi Karen,

I am so happy to have found your blog today. I am also pondering what to do for Lent this year and coffee comes up first thing! Your book looks beautiful and I am going to look for it on Amazon!

Karen E. said...

Hi, Misty -- thanks, and welcome! I hope you enjoy the book and stop back sometime and let me know how the coffee drought is going .... :)