40 Days Y’all – Lent Starts With Ash Wednesday

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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.

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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.

Lent Experiment

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.

Lent 2019

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 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.

religion meme

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.

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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.

Rick Astley Will Not Give You Up For Lent

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!

Lent Journey

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. 

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