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Lent Season

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

Ashes and a palm cross with what is lent written in the ashes

What Is Lent?

What is Lent? Lent is a period of 40 days leading up to Easter in which participants usually fast or give up a chosen personal pleasure. This abstinence can be anything, such as giving up a type of food or avoiding a bad habit. Some use Lent as a time to start a new positive

Megan Westra Lent Quote Free

What if we view this desert time of Lent as not just a time to reflect or to lament or to confess or to fast, but a time where we learn to be free.

Megan Westra Lent Quote

If the invitation of Lent is to practice abstaining from something to focus more fully on who God is and how God is at work in the world, then I need to fast from my dependence on criticism.

W David O Taylor Lent Quote

Each year, around the latter part of winter, Lent arrives. It nearly always surprises me. Here it is, once again, summoning me to change how I typically live.

Palm fronds and a bowl of ashes

A Change of Heart

No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did.—Luke 13:3 (CEB)

Carolyn Arends Lent Ash Wednesday

Without the breath of God, we are but dust. On the brink of Lent, Ash Wednesday helps us remember the life and death stakes in our own stories.

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