Lent begins February 13 this year. Less then two weeks! If you follow or want to follow the Liturgical calendar this means it's time to start getting ready.
I have past posts on Lent here and here.
Lent begins yearly with Ash Wednesday. Our church marks Ash Wednesday with a service and imposition of ashes- or placing ashes made from the Palm Sunday palms the year before on the forehead in the sign of the cross.
Lent is not Pre-Easter. It is “a holy season of prayerful and penitential reflection". It also has many opportunities to deeply teach our children the faith.
I plan to use many of the past activities our family enjoys for Lent. I also will be using Lutherans for Lent- a free daily devotional.
Our church does midweek services through Lent and we will attend as many as possible.
I hope keeping time through Lent is a blessing to your family this year!