Lent

Lent prepares us for Easter by asking us to do the very thing Jesus did for us--sacrifice something of ourselves.

The Power of Fasting
Daily Devotions

The Power of Fasting

Fasting—giving up something in order to focus on God—is a practice that Jesus engaged in. It can draw us closer to Him.

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Do one nice thing a day for someone else.
Inspiring Stories

6 Things I Learned Doing One Nice Thing a Day

It doesn’t cost anything to brighten someone’s day and your own as well.

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Acts of kindness for Lent.
Inspiring Stories

The Tim-Tam Cookie Chain of Kindness

How doing one nice thing a day leads to a chain reaction of positive feelings!

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Encourage someone this Lent.
Motivational Stories

Encourage Someone for Lent

How a timely smile keeps a tired jogger going each morning

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Why do we call it Lent?
Prayer Stories

Why Do We Call It Lent?

Think of the 40 days preparing for Easter as something precious and to be celebrated, days lent to uslent by God.

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random acts of kindess for Lent
Daily Devotions

A Special Project for Lent

Selecting a small kindness to do was the easy part. Keeping it a secret was a struggle.

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Treating yourself with compassion during Lent
Family Problems

Giving Up Self-Criticism for Lent

Learning to see yourself through God's eyes–as loving, worthy and deserving of compassion

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Acts of kindness for Lent
Motivational Stories

Adding in a Little Goodness This Lent

In addition to giving something up, why not practice daily acts of kindness?

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All about Shrove Tuesday
Prayer Stories

What Is Shrove Tuesday?

Why the day before Lent is all about celebrating–and enjoying a few pancakes!

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Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie
Stories of Hope

Snark No More: She Gave Up Sarcasm for Lent

A woman who too often turned to sarcastic judgement of other people shares how her daughter convinced her to give up "snark" for Lent. Look for Laura's story in the March 2017 edition of Guideposts.

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