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.
When Does Lent Start 2022?
Lent 2022 starts Wednesday, March 2, 2022 and ends of Thursday, April 14, 2022. Good Friday is Friday, April 15, 2022.
I have been doing this Digital Mom Blog thing for 12 years now. Before Digital Mom Blog, I had a blog spot as well as another blog. All that said – I’ve been in the lifestyle blogger game for a while. This is my job, and you know what – after 12 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.
For 40 days I blogged on various topics surrounding the season, Jesus, the church and spirituality. These posts are updated thru the years to remain relevant to the times and my personal beliefs.
40 Days of Lent
Each day of Lent, I wrote about a different topic related to the Lenten season, Jesus, prayer, faith, church or life.
Day 1 – Ash Wednesday – What is Lent
Day 2 – 80 Ideas for Honoring Lent – What to Give Up for Lent and What to Do for Lent
Day 3 – 101 People to Pray For
Day 4 – Best Christian Podcasts
Day 5 – Healing Scriptures – 10 Bible Verses About Healing
Day 6 – Lent for Kids
Day 7 – Truth Talk – Bible Studies for Women Bore Me
Day 8 – Christianese
Day 9 – Finding Your People – Like Minded and Not
Day 10 – 10 Things I Want to See in Churches
Day 11 – Christian Affirmations for a Good Day
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 20 – How Becoming a Mom Validated My Faith
Day 21 – The Rise and Fall of Women of Faith Conferences
Day 22 – Best Christian Children’s Books
Day 23 – Funny Church Signs
Day 24 – Autism Awareness Month
Day 25 – New York
Day 26 – My Favorite Inspirational Bible Quotes
Day 27 – 16 Things I Want My 16 Year Old To Know About Life and God
Day 28 – The Ex-Catholic
Day 29 – Best Lent Memes
Day 30 – Setting Boundaries, Saying No And Not Feeling Bad About It
Day 31 – 5 Ways to Be a Good Mentor
Day 32 – 10 Things To Be Grateful for Today
Day 33 – 5 Tips for Better Communication in Difficult Situations
Day 34 – Death and Dying – The Topic No One Wants to Discuss
Day 35 – The Life Changing Message From Bob Goff On Loving Everybody Always
Day 36 – Funny Easter Memes and Images for Sharing
Day 37 – 7 Ways to Show Unexpected Love
Day 38 – Over $600 Million Donated to Notre Dame Church for Restoration – Is This a Good or Bad Thing?
Day 39 – Who God Is – A Simple Understanding of Who He Really Is
Day 40 – 40 Day Challenge – What Lent Did For Me
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.
I love me some funny memes – yes, I did post some lenten related memes during this 40 days.
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.
View our story on Lent Facts to learn more about the holy Lenten season.
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.
Want to learn more about Lent? Here are some good resources to learn about this holy 40 day period.
- What is Lent and Why Does it Last Forty Days? – United Methodist Church
- What is Lent? The Meaning and Purpose of the Lenten Season – Christianity.com
- Lent in 3 Minutes – YouTube
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Thursday 7th of March 2019
I look forward to reading , and to see how you do . Hubby is also Catholic and we observe Lent. Not a 'big deal' thing but you know the little stuff.