How’s is going so far? I’m about half way through my first year of observing Lent and it has been pretty pathetic on my part. I say “pathetic” because I gave up social media and it’s ridiculous how much I was surfing social media out of boredom and habit. In case you missed my first post about this, I decided to give up social media for Lent this year. By giving it up I deleted Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest off my phone and logged out of all those platforms on my computer to keep notifications from appearing.
I did break my fast on my birthday just to say thank you for all the birthday wishes I received via Facebook. I also realized how much I use Facebook to look up someone to see if I know them. I know it sounds dumb but don’t act like you haven’t ever done it. I have a friend who calls Facebook the Book of Faces and it literally is! During this season I have also read more than I normally do. Last night I couldn’t go to sleep so I read from my Bible app on my phone. Normally, I would surfed Pinterest or Twitter during sleepless nights. When Lent first began we were traveling and had a three hour layover in Chicago and during that time I finished two of the three books I brought with me. Normally, I would have mindlessly surfed social media for three hours. See? It’s pathetic isn’t it?
Anything I would change? I would like to incorporate my kids in this season but I don’t know how to do that this year. They are 5 1/2 and 7 years old and I feel like I don’t quite know enough about it to explain it to them just yet.
Additional Resources I’ve Found Since Lent Started:
TVC Resources Lent Guide
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Mission Accomplished (Elementary Age)
She Reads Truth Kid Cards
The Village Church did a great podcast about Lent
YouTube playlist I created of songs and videos
Passion Week for Preschoolers I created a couple of years ago
Easter Resources on this blog