Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Tomorrow Starts Lent....
Lately, we have had lots of stuff going on. Several deaths of friends... and even a sweet precious 17 month old little girl who is now in the arms of Jesus. Friends going through struggles and being available to help when needed. That's real life.
So, I will pull out our Easter box and decide what we will do this year. Not overwhelm or make my expectations too high. My boys are 11 & 13 (Wyatt turned 13 this month!) so if I let them they entertain themselves and have one another.... anyway, we will pick a few things to bring us all together.... for laughs and real moments and to look to our Savior.
We will long for spring ..... wait for the green to pop through the ground.... new life.....
The forty days of Lent begin on the seventh Wednesday before Easter and run up to Maundy Thursday (the day before Good Friday), without counting any of the Sundays in between.
Lent continues to be a time of preparation for Easter. There's nothing magically spiritual about the dates, God is as open and willing to accept you at any other time of the year as He is during Lent. And it is a tradition, not a biblical mandate. But in a world that makes it difficult to focus on God and seek Him with determination, Lent, like Advent, is a natural and obvious time for such a quest~ Arnold Ytreeide
Easter is my favorite time of year. It is less stressful than Christmas. New Life is all around, the trees are all green and the flowers are blooming..... it is a wonderful, refreshing time of year.
May the JOY of the Lord be yours.....
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