I had the opportunity to chat with Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey on the most recent Faith & Family Podcast. We chatted about whether or not opposites attract in our own marriages as well as divulged what we’ve been reading and what books we plan to crack open during Lent. Join the conversation here. (Be sure to share your favorite books and/or what you’ll be reading during Lent over at Faith & Family. As I say on the podcast, I could talk books all day, and I’m always eager to hear others’ recommendations.)
Also, I encourage everyone to read this beautiful post on why keeping Lent simple is the way to go. Sara writes, “As I was clicking around for ideas online, I became quickly overwhelmed by the number of links and posts of Lenten ideas. I realized that a woman can get herself into quite a tizzy trying to observe a season meant to slow us down. Doesn’t that seem a bit ironic?
I’m actually a little hesitant to share what we’re doing because I really don’t want to contribute to that feeling of there’s-so-much-to-do-how-will-we-ever-get-to-it-all that seems so contradictory to the purpose of Lent. I also hate to think that anything I post would make someone else feel like she isn’t doing enough. I feel that way sometimes when I’m reading blogs.”
I heartily agree with her sentiments. So pick and choose a few ideas here and there to celebrate this season, but let’s not turn this in to 40 weeks of noise and doing when we’re supposed to still ourselves and find Christ in the silence and the starkness.
Have a wonderful weekend!