Here are today’s contributions from those participating in the Lenten synchroblog
From Tom Grosh: Do Lenten practices or conversations regarding them give you the feeling that Big Brother is Watching, Read more
From Beth Stedman: Lent begins with Listening to where God is leading. Read more
From Banu Moore: Akouete… Keep on Listening to Jesus. Read more
From Aj Schwanz: Lent 2009
From Jeff Greer:Ash Wednesday Reflections. Read more
From Ecoquaker: Lent is not about chocolate. Read more
Thomas Turner: Rethinking Lent. Read more
Bob Fisher: Ash Wednesday tweets: Read more
You can check out all the participants in the synchroblog here
Finally reflections from Thule Kinnison who with a guest post about Ash Wednesday and also the day before Lent – often called pancake or fat Tuesday because this was traditionally the day on which people finished off any dairy products or other perishable food items that they would not eat during Lent.
o here’s our experience thus far. Last night, Fat Tuesday, we met at The Gladdings house for pancakes; yummy way to end my indulgence for some time. It was wonderful. Maggie, Seth and Amber all made masks and Rebecca, Erin and I made pancakes, enjoyed the spicy flowers that Maggie and Seth graciously fed us (yummy as well!) from the garden and we all enjoyed the wonderful smell of the blooming jasmine which is very soothing to the senses. Afterwards we read books to Maggie and Seth, one that was about little mice and Fat Tuesday.
Today, Ash Wednesday started off wonderful. I began studying and meditating on scripture from the daily lectionary. It seems like a lot of reading and I’m praying that what I study and read, I do deeply so I’ll have to get use to reading more and I’ll begin to wake up an hour earlier to dedicate time with God alone.
Me, Mandi, Erin, Jennifer, Amber and Tomato met up at Jennifer’s house and made and ate spring rolls and off to church we went. We all attend a church named Ecclesia. The service started at 7pm and ended at 8pm. It was deep, and my first realization about myself on this journey is that I DO already live each day, dying with and for Jesus. I am one that is aware that everything I do is for Him and I don’t live this way just during Lent. I was happy to realize that and know that my journey with God is deepening and I’m growing in His love by living this way. I struggle, boy do I struggle but I live in freedom like never before~ I’m hopeful to be broken and rebuilt during this season and am willing to connect with my brokenness and that of the world to reveal my truth that God has for me.
More WILL be revealed… I believe. And I have to say that music will be a huge part of my experience as well. I’m connected there and find freedom and release in it.