40 days of Lent.
What is Lent? Ash Wednesday? What is that? Why are you talking about this? 40 days, but isn’t there more than 40 days until Easter? Let’s chat.
Lent starts Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
I have been doing this Digital Mom Blog thing for 10 years now. Before Digital Mom Blog, I blogged on Blogspot and then had a few other blogs. All that said – I’ve been in the lifestyle blogger game for a while. This is my job, and you know what – after 10 years – this blog has morphed continually, much like myself.
The LENT Experiment – In 2019, I spent the 40 days of Lent blogging a different aspect of faith and life each day. Yes, I went old school personal blogging.
40 Days of Lent
Each day of Lent, I wrote about a different topic related to Lent, prayer, faith, church or life.
Day 1 – Ash Wednesday – What is Lent
Day 3 – 101 People to Pray For
Day 4 – Best Christian Podcasts
Day 6 – Lent for Kids
Day 8 – Christianese
Day 10 – 10 Things I Want to See in Churches
Day 12 – Best Christian Books for Women
Day 13 – Grace
Day 14 – Finding Your Faith and Owning It
Day 15 – Enneagram
Day 16 – Alexa Read Me The Bible
Day 17 – Jesus Memes
Day 18 – 5 Things I Learned from Mozella
Day 19 – The Hypocritical Christian
Day 22 – Best Christian Children’s Books
Day 23 – Funny Church Signs
Day 24 – Autism Awareness Month
Day 25 – New York
Day 28 – The Ex-Catholic
Day 29 – Best Lent Memes
Day 31 – 5 Ways to Be a Good Mentor
Day 32 – 10 Things To Be Grateful for Today
Day 37 – 7 Ways to Show Unexpected Love
Religion is Scary
Sorry folks, I don’t have any specific lent Instant Pot recipes (but I may because that is a brilliant idea, Molly!) but I will be talking about various aspects of the Lenten season, what lent is, how I am spending these 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter to reconnect with faith and what have you.
Don’t worry friends, I am not here to throw Jesus on you. And the intent is to not scare you away because believe me I KNOW – religion is scary. Again, yes I’ll be writing about lent but also faith, family and things that I have gravitated away from.
Lent as an Ex-Catholic
P.S. I am not Catholic. I am an ex-Catholic, raised Catholic (dunked, confessioned, communioned and confirmed but nope no longer a Catholic) – I just say I am a Christian.
More importantly than Christian – I’m just a girl that loves Jesus and wants to love like Jesus. Religion can get so hairy. But one practice that I’ve kept in place from being raise Catholic – is Lent. I use this season for something and this year – part of my 40 days is writing here.
These posts are mainly for me. If this isn’t for you, fear not – as mentioned, I’ll still have the regular Digital Mom Blog posts. I am holding myself accountable to do this as part of my 2019 Lent experience.
Not a Theology Expert – Just a Human Who Blogs
I am going to say that I am sure that theologically speaking – I am going to get stuff wrong. And in the spirit of Jesus and grace, let’s just remember that. This little experiment and 40 day experience is personal not journalistic.
Your opinions may vary from mine and rightfully so. I am an open-minded person but will say – trolls aren’t welcome. I’ve been around the internet too long to understand the whole troll thing and nope, no time for that.
You’ve Got to LOL – Humor
LOL is life. If you know me, I have to find a way to LOL. I can’t do anything without some type of humor (mostly being very stupid humor) – I’ll somehow roll some humor into this Lent blog. Which I am sure someone will call sacrilegious, blasphemous, sinful or whatever.
Good news, along with other things – I gave up caring what people think about what I write. Hopefully this will stick around longer than just for the Lent season.
Remember these are opinions. Everyone is entitled to their own. God Bless America!
I most likely will not stay on topic but alas, I guess we will see in 40 days. Here’s to a wonderful Lent experiment – reconnecting with God, sharing my journey and embracing what doing something outside of my norm can bring.