Ideas for Lent

Interested in photography?  Looking for a project for Lent?  Steve Radley, local priest and photographer is hosting a Facebook group called ‘Lent through the Lens’.  Join the group for more details or look at the previous post on this blog.

How about the “I’m Not Busy” challenge for Lent?  ‘We are addicted to doing one thing after another with as little down-time as possible.’  The ‘I’m not busy’ challenge does not deny pressures, demands or deadlines but aims to help us put them into perspective.  Beth is giving this a go.  Look it up at www.notbusy.co.uk

Or what about a Lent book?  Alison is reading Francis Spufford’s ‘Unapologetic: Why despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense.’  Or for those who like weighty theology, Tom Wright’s new book ’The day the revolution began: Rethinking the meaning of Jesus crucifixion’ may be for you.

For a family activity approach to Lent www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com is worth a look.  They have individual activity ideas posted on their blog and a downloadable e-book with ideas of things to do at home with your children or grandchildren for each of the 40 days of Lent.  Pick and choose from the week’s activities if every day isn’t practical.

Or take a simple prayer and pray it daily.  The diocesan vision says: ‘We pray to be visible and generous people of Jesus Christ.’  That sounds like a good prayer to me!

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