Friday, January 29, 2016

Lenten Links {7 Quick Takes}

Lent! It's coming!!! And because blogging is how I organize my life and plan ahead, I'm sharing my planning with you in order to get my rear in gear!

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Food


This list of meatless meals (with plenty of links!) is one of my top posts every Lent (and is great for reference throughout the year) - I updated it a bit this year, so check it out if you need ideas. What are your go-to recipes?


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Family


Here's what we did last year - I especially liked the craft stick prayers, and if you're going to order a grapevine wreath, do it now so you have it in time! Our screen time isn't nearly as plentiful as it was last year, so we'll see what we do there I *do* want to find our Holy Heroes CDs and maybe order some more and let the kids start listening to the lives of the Saints again. 

And maybe we can try a family rosary again? These rosary roses from Annery's Handmade are so sweet they make me think the girls would be begging to pray!

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I'm torn when it comes to hot cross buns... So delicious, but so... Not penitential for Good Friday? What do you do? I know it's tradition, but there's gotta be a more appropriate time to make something sweet and delicious, right?

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Last year I ran this series with guest posts and it was fabulous! If you're looking for some simple ways to involve your kids in living Lent with crafts, check these out!

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Prayer & Spiritual Reading

As for personal devotions, I've got two I'm excited for this year - Elizabeth Foss has an ebook bundle complete with daily devotions for only $15 (or her whole Restore workshop for $49 - my affiliate link is here if you want to click through!), and Nell and friends have written another Lectio Divina-style devotional for Lent. I have such a tough time with spiritual reading but these writers really resonate with me.

I might need Katrina's new morning offering print in my Easter basket. Maybe that'll finally get me to start saying it every day!

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What to wear

And last, just to be a little bit frivolous... Do you kind of love dressing to match the liturgical season? Me too. Here are some of my favorite purple items for sale right now - just click the picture to get to the item:

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Thanks for reading! Head on over to Kelly's at This Ain't the Lyceum for more takes!
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