Lent is here!
Well today is the very first day of Lent! Now while this is not a subject that offers much excitement, it is important here! This is the first year that I have actually figured out what to do earlier then March. I think that it is simple, yet an effective way to help the girls think about Jesus and connect with him! I broke out my clothes pin wreath from last year and cut out some white hearts. Each morning the girls and I will write down one thing we can do for Jesus that day. Then we will clip it to the wreath. This frees us from doing just one thing all of Lent. It seems like I just cant stick to something that long. It also allows us to really do a bunch of things.
Another thing we are doing this Lent is playing the silence each morning. When we play the silence game, we use it as a a part of our prayer time. It is such a beautiful thing to be quite with God and I really want the girls to find it a beautiful thing too. Plus I think that having that silence will allow the girls to calm down and be together better too. It seems like such a good thing for all of us!
In addition to all of that, I have a few trays that I made up for Lent! You know me, if there is a theme or a holiday, I will find a tray! 😉 Here are the things we have in our classroom!
February 23, 2012 @ 3:23 am
Thank you for sharing. I love the clothespin/heart idea. We will start that tomorrow. Blessings on your journey . . .
February 23, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
I’m gald you like it! You will have to let me know how it goes! My girls really liked it and so far it is working really well for lent too! Happy Schooling!
February 23, 2012 @ 3:29 pm
I love the practice of adding something positive, like acts of service, to Lent rather than taking something away. We do that too. For me the giving something up feels too legalistic. (for me, other families I know benefit from the practice)
I can identify with the “little addiction”, I too love to blog but gave up FB awhile ago-hoping that would help me time manage. I justify it with how I can get good homemaking and schooling ideas, but honestly I know those tips do not make up for the time lost finding them. Funny- like right now, it is early, no one is up, and I am here. I wish my longing for online time was as great as my desire to spend time in the Word.
Thanks for the encouragement.
February 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm
Hi Coedith! I love trying to do somehting positive too! I really never really understood how giving up something could make you better, if you went right back it easter morning (giving up sweets is a good example. I did it a few times and easter was almost a day of gluttony!).So We try to do something that will help us uproot our bad habits!
I really am doing my best to cut back computer time. I played some games with the girls yeasterday that I wouldnt have normally done. My goal is not to give it all up, but to lessen it for better things! I really wish you prayers and luck in your journey!
February 23, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
What great ideas, I absolutely love the pulling thorns! We could always use more positive words around our house to, and I love the way you decided to do it! It is hard to juggle family, school, church and online time, it’s something I struggle with as well! Thanks so much for sharing.
February 24, 2012 @ 2:12 am
Thanks so much Nicole! Its so hard to juggle it all! I hope that I can do better! right now its all words! We’ll see if I can make something stick! I wish you luck with all of your goals! Thanks so much for stopping by!
July 13, 2014 @ 5:39 pm
I love your Lent ideas above. I’m have a CGS (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) Atrium. I would love to add your works above to our work space. Question- What are you using for the wood polishing? I have a similar cross that is made out of natural olive wood (no varnish finish. What do you recommend? .