Lent

Lent prepares us for Easter by asking us to do the very thing Jesus did for us--sacrifice something of ourselves.
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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Life can be full of failure and still be a success.
Positive Living

The Blessings in a Résumé of Failures

Sharing the full story of your life can be downright uplifting–and honest.

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Lenten Prayer Tips: Almost Easter
How to Pray

Lenten Prayer Tips: Almost Easter

Sing God's praises by writing down five things you're thankful for every day.

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Sundays don't count for discipline during Lent.
Positive Living

Why Sundays Don’t Count During Lent

The Sabbath is a feast day and a free pass from your Lenten discipline.

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When you're Eastern Orthodox, you get to experience Lent and Easter twice!
Positive Living

Easter (And Lent) on a Different Calendar

When Eastern Orthodox Lent approaches in mid-March, I’ll be ready!

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Guideposts: A woman's hands are clasped in prayer upon a Bible
How to Pray

7 Lenten Prayers to Strengthen Your Faith

We offer these prayers to inspire you along what Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin has described as "your own Lenten journey of prayer through the wilderness of this world, leading to the glorious message of new life." May they deepen your connection to Him in this holy season.

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5 ways to get more out of church during Lent.
How to Pray

5 Ways to Get More Out of Church

Leave the judgment at home and be open to the experience and people around you.

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