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LENT Preview – Week ONE

Posted on: February 22, 2015



Online I offer free resources for the 40 days of Lent (Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 through Holy Saturday, April 14) that center around Alternatives’ legacy resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark). Two 40-day calendars:

and two study guides that include weekly reflections and activities:

For a gentle daily reminder, follow me on Twitter or Linked-In (see below).

This Week

2/22-First Sun. in Lent: read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

Mon., 2/23-Read Day 5 of your 40-day guide; read the activities for the First Sun. in Lent from the series you’ve chosen; select at least one activity to do.

Tues., 2/24-Read Day 6 of your 40-day guide; read A Meditation for Early Lent

Wed., 2/25-Read day 7 of your 40-day guide; read one or more part of John de Graaf Lenten sermon series. John’s producer and co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic.

2/26-Thur.-Read day 8 of your 40-day guide; read Lent – Have you given up on giving up?

2/27-Fri.: Read day 9 of your 40-day guide; read Trophies for Tightwads

2/28-Sat.: Read day 10 of your 40-day guide; catch-up on items you may have missed during the week.

3/1-Second Sun. in Lent: Read your 40-day guide and the reflection for this day in your chosen series.

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