Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How do you observe Lent in your personal and family life?
What traditions do you find most meaningful?

What new spiritual disciplines might you undertake or which ones would you commend to others?

How do you bring young ones on the path with Jesus through the desert-season of Lent?

Lent will be the subject of the next Anglican Family Carnival (hosted at A Ten O'Clock Scholar). Join us there on the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesdy, February 6th, 2008) for "An Anglican Family Lent."

Bloggers: If you are an Anglican blogger, we'd love for you to share how you observe Lent: fasting, special meals, prayers, activities, etc in your family. Or perhaps, you'd like to share some devotions or thoughts on the Lenten season. Please send a link to your submission post by midnight on Sunday, February 3rd to Kerry at: kerry.wmson@gmail.com . If you have more than one post, that is fine, just make sure either they can all be accessed from the link you send OR you list each link seperately in your email.

Please, announce this carnival on your own blog or email this link to friends who might be interested. (Also - you are welcome to use the graphic above to advertise this carnival.) If you have any trouble with the graphic, email Kerry for the .jpg file.

Non-bloggers, we'd love you to participate, too! You may leave your contribution in the comments section when the Carnival opens on Feb 6th. If you have a lengthy submission, you may email it to Kerry by Sunday, February 3rd and she'll do her best to post your submission as a "guest" spot.

For those of you who are not Anglicans, but who follow the liturgical year and observe Lent, please join us if you would like--we'd love to have you! Just mention the church you attend or your upbringing or whatever makes you a "kindred spirit."

We appreciate it if you can help spread the word now...to give everyone time to put together those inspiring posts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! Just when the doldrums began to set in. Since the Carnival is on Ash Wed, I was wondering if you all also have family and church traditions for Shrove Tuesday? Our family threw a party last year that was much fun and helped us all to prepare our hearts for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season. It was good to also attempt to redeem what our culture has turned into a day of hedonism with little to do with the Lent.
Amy in Kenosha!