40 Days of Something

Many people use the season of Lent to focus on one particular spiritual discipline. Maybe these three ideas and experiences can inspire you.

Join one family that journaled their gratitude for 40 days.

What might happen if you read the entire Bible in 40 days like Margaret? (The link includes a plan.)

Or, be challenged by Pope Francis to fast from something other than chocolate this season.

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At the Cross of Jesus

As we move closer to Good Friday, take some time to reflect on Jesus’ story and its shaping of your own.crosses

Christ Community Church has been journeying through the Gospel of Mark since the beginning of the year. Each week, their Pastor has shared reflections on the text that weren’t touched upon on the sermons. Read the reflection for Mark 15, “When a story ends & Hearing a New Grace” if you want to find some new perspective.

Here are three reflections on why Holy Week and what Jesus did still matters everyday from The High Calling:

¬†How can our lives intersect with the slow, significant events of the cross? Read on in, “Why Holy Week Matters: Meeting Jesus at the Table”

Jesus understands what it means to worry and be overwhelmed. Learn from him in “Why Holy Week Matters: Letting Go in the Garden”

Finally, don’t take the sacrifice of the cross for granted, instead, “Why Holy Week Matters: Taking Up Your Cross”

 

The image, “Crosses” is ¬©CreationSwap/Ron Loveday.