Friday, March 06, 2015

Lent A Season to Remember




Lent is here and we have all the time we need to be refreshed and to have a spiritual reboot.  This is the time of year when Christians are on "retreat" while still in the midst of doing every day things.  It's an extra meaningful season because we journey with Jesus and go into the desert with Him.


Contrary to how many people feel, Lent is not a time of gloom and doom.  It's a time of renewal and it's a time to prepare for Easter!!!




So how do I get the most out of this season?

You can look at it as a feast.  If you had the chance to go to an Eat-All-You can buffet, you wouldn't just sit in one corner waiting for the food to fall into your mouth right?  You have to go get some!  You would need to look around, see what you like and partake.  The more you get, the more worth it is for you!  In the same way, the more you seek God during Lent, the more you will have of Him!

"...there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul." Deuteronomy 4:29


FREE!  Presentation Ministry Podcasts
We like listening to this every weekday as Fr. Al Lauer shares about the liturgical readings for the day and explains them so it's simpler to understand the Word of God.


FREE!  7 Ways to Practice Lent 
This new eBook by Joe Paprocki, DMin explores these seven ways to practice Lent by offering background on each tradition, an accompanying prayer, and activities for catechists to share the riches of Lenten practices with those they serve.   By deepening our understanding of the disciplines, practices, and devotions of Lent, we will live Lent more fully and grow in relationship with God and one another.



FREE!  Easter Devotional eBook and 40 Days to Easter Devotions
Prepare your heart for Easter and draw closer to our Savior with the new series of FREE Easter devotionals you can receive throughout this joyous season! 

These free Easter devotionals will be delivered via email to help you gain a greater understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. 

As our gift to you, when you sign up for FaithGateway’s free Easter devotionals, you will receive a free download of BLESSINGS OF THE CROSS devotional eBook (PDF) by Billy Graham, Max Lucado, Anne Graham Lotz, Stormie Omartian – the entire 48-page devotional eBook!



FREE!  "Who is that Man?" Lenten e-Book by Dr. Ray Pritchard
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 13. During the 40-day period leading up to Easter, Christians around the world take a spiritual journey with our Lord as he travels to Jerusalem. 

Lent ends with Holy Week, which takes us to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 
This year I’m inviting our friends to join us in a Lenten devotional series called “Who Is That Man?” We’re releasing the entire series in ebook format that you can download for free.
In this Lenten journey we will focus on questions found in the four gospels.

Some are questions asked to Jesus.
Some are questions asked about Jesus.
Some are questions asked by Jesus.

Each question reveals something about the person who asked. Each question points us in the direction of new truth. Each question brings us face to face with Jesus Christ.



FREE!   Don't miss the meat!
25 new recipes to try contributed by the readers of Arkansas Catholic.



For more Lenten resources, check out the books now available on our shelf!  SEE BOOKS

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