Lent Begins

The season of Lent begins again. Since I moved out of youth ministry almost a year ago and began working in a more general role in my church, the seasons of the Christian year have taken on a whole new meaning for me. Last Lent, several friends and I participated in a Meatless Marathon, giving up meat for the entire 40+ days. That was really tough, but a really good experience.

This year, I will be teaching a series entitled, “A Life of Discipline: Developing a Healthy Heart,” and one of the ideas behind the series is rather than give something up this season, we want to encourage people to add a new spiritual discipline into their life. Now, to be fair, for anyone to add a discipline to their life it will take some level of subtraction in another area, but I am excited about working through this series. And I think I have an idea of what I want to do during this season to prepare my heart to mark this season.

I’m thinking about making a commitment to blog everyday and to specifically focus my posts on supplementing the series that I am teaching. As I was doing some additional study last night, it became really apparent to me that there is a lot of information related to spiritual disciplines and the history of their practice that would be really helpful to share. Unfortunately, I don’t have 45 minutes to do so every Saturday night, but I have this great tool. Why not use it?

Also throughout this series, as I test out some new disciplines in my life, I will be sharing some of my own experience. I hope this will be a meaningful tool over the next 40 days, and will be the first step towards me using my blog in a whole new way to connect with others.

One Response to “Lent Begins”

  1. johnnybrower says:

    the meatless marathon: one of my great accomplishments.

    i can’t believe we actually did it!

Leave a Reply