Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reflect: It's Lent (Free Daily Reflections)

Stop. Take a deep breath. Reflect...it's Lent.

Since the earliest days of the church, Christians have prepared for Easter by observing Lent. Lent is much more than a time to give up unhealthy foods or bad habits; it's an opportunity to unplug from our regular patterns, look truthfully at ourselves, and approach God with repentance and gratitude.

This year, we invite you to take the time to deepen your understanding of God’s love by reflecting on Dr. Larry Crabb's new book, 66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God that Invites You into His Story.

Sign up for this free service and you will receive, by email, a short reading for reflection every day during Lent's forty days. *

We invite you to deepen your understanding of the joy of Easter by observing a prayerful and reflective Lent. Click this link to receive daily emails during Lent containing passages from Dr. Crabb's new book to help you focus your thoughts and begin your own conversations with God. Emails will begin on February 17. (We value your privacy as much as ours and will not sell or share your contact information--ever.)

*Haven't observed Lent before? It is the forty-day period before Easter (not including Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday. This year Ash Wednesday is February 17 and Easter Sunday is April 4. The earliest Christians, during the apostolic era, understood Lent as an opportunity to refocus their lives, withdraw from usual practices, and draw closer to Christ.

Disclosure:  The content of this post is, aside from minor editorial changes, taken directly from an email message that I received from Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I have received no compensation in any form for sharing this.

4 comments :

  1. THANKS!!! for stopping by and leaving a comment. Chicken instead of shrimp sounds GREAT!!! I don't always put shrimp sometime chicken or beef.
    Geri

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  2. Yes I agree. The season of Lent is perfect to remind people to stop and reflect. This is the perfect time to reconnect with the Father and improve one's perspective in life and faith.

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  3. That's a great post. I also follow the Lenten practice of reflection and I drawing closer to God.

    Melissa, I have an award for you at this post:
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-am-so-thankful-for-all-wonderful-and.html

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  4. We're at a new church and they practice the season of Lent. We never have before and this is all new to us. Anyway, I just got that book to review and I can't wait to read it. I'm going to sign up for the newsletters also.

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