LENT 2021

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DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

From bible.com you will find a free daily plan for the season of Lent. It is easy to sign up and they have many scripture reading plans beyond the season of Lent. https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/85 - this the computer version, this link is the same resource youversion.com but it is a mobile app. This particular reading plan is called 40 Days of Lent on YouVersion for your phone.

WONDROUS ENCOUNTERS - SCRIPTURE FOR LENT

 

In Wondrous Encounters – Scripture for Lent by Richard Rohr, each meditation begins with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the meditation followed by key passages from the readings. He ends each meditation with a Starter Prayer that invites you to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight—and holy desire!

"There are two moments that matter. One is when you know that your one and only life is absolutely valuable and alive. The other is when you know your life, as presently lived, is entirely pointless and empty. You need both of them to keep you going in the right direction. Lent is about both. The first such moment gives you energy and joy by connecting you with your ultimate Source and Ground. The second gives you limits and boundaries, and a proper humility, so you keep seeking the Source and Ground and not just your small self." —From the Introduction

This book is available through the following links and during this season there may be other local bookshops who are carrying it.

https://store.cac.org/products/:~:text=Wondrous%20Encounters%20is%20Richard%20Rohr's%20collection%20of%20meditations,likeness,%22%20which%20is%20the%20very%20image%20of%20God

 

https://www.amazon.com/Wondrous-Encounters-Richard-Rohr-F-M/dp/0867169877

A BUSY PARENT'S GUIDE TO A MEANINGFUL LENT

 

A Busy Parent's Guide to a Meaningful Lent by Maria C. Morrow. Mom and theologian Maria C. Morrow can relate, she understands Lent is a time of sacrifice, but with little ones (or medium ones, or older ones) Lent can seem like a sacrifice with an extra helping of penance. Why? Because parenting comes with its own set of sacrifices, made daily. But being a busy parent doesn't mean you (and the whole family) can't do Lent well.

With A Busy Parent's Guide to a Meaningful Lent, you can live Lent well, even in the middle of your beautiful, busy, and sometimes messy family life. Maria’s approach is from the Catholic tradition but ideas are relevant and focused on helping parents experience a meaningful Lent so they can share this with their children.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Busy-Parents-Guide-Meaningful-Lent/dp/1681926091

THE UPPER ROOM

The Upper Room has provided comfort and inspiration for over 80 years. There you will find daily readings and other resources to lift your heart, feed your spirit and enliven your mind.

https://www.upperroom.org

THE LYDIA GROUP

Another online resource is from The Lydia Group https://www.thelydiagroup.com. The Lydia Group is a coalition of individuals and organizations who seek to create space for God to nurture growth and strengthen souls toward vibrant spiritual wholeness. They help promote and create this through retreats, online resources, daily devotions, and relationships. Check them out, there is more than can be described here.