Lent 2019 is here! 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.
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 2019 Experiment
LENT 2019 – for the next 40 days, I’ll be doing something a bit different here. I’ll still have your regularly programmed randomness in regards to parenting, technology and geekery – but I’m going old school with some personal blogging. *gasp* remember when people use to do that?
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.
These topics may change but this gives me a little guide on what to write about. So don’t freak out if these change (they will change, just sayin.) Drop me a comment if there is a topic you would like me to cover. Remember these are opinions. Everyone is entitled to their own. God Bless America <3
40 Days of Lent
Any while yes, there are actually 46 days until Easter, I’m committing to 40. We’ll talk more about those 40 days vs 46 days in the next you know 40 days. 🙂
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 – 10 Affirmations for a Good Day
Day 17 – There are Somethings You Can’t Control
Day 18 – Don’t be an Angry Christian
Day 19 – When Life Sucks
Day 20 – Halftime Show
Day 21 – Favorite Quotes about God
Day 22 – Christian Memes
Day 23 – Raising Kids to Understand Faith
Day 24 – Pray for Me – How to Ask for Prayer Without Feeling Like a Weirdo
Day 25 – Christian Music That Doesn’t Suck
Day 26 – Women’s Ministry Needs to Change
Day 27 – It’s Okay to Disagree
Day 28 – Love, Marriage & Jesus
Day 29 – Living Like Mozella
Day 30 – Jesus Memes
Day 31 – The Christian Machine is Real
Day 32 – 10 Things I Want to See in Church
Day 33 – Lent as an Ex-Catholic
Day 34 – Stories from Online Prayer Requests
Day 35 – Open Minded and Open Hearted
Day 36 – Faith as a Teenager
Day 37 – What the World Needs Now
Day 38 – 10 Weird Things Christians Do
Day 39 – Finding Your Religion
Day 40 – The End.
I most likely will not stay on topic but alas, I guess we will see in 40 days. Here’s to a wonderful Lent 2019 experiment – reconnecting with God, sharing my journey and embracing what doing something outside of my norm can bring.