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Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. I grew up going to church every Sunday, k-12 catholic school and prayers before dinner. In the last 2 years I have been at church 3 times - 2 baptisms and my cousin's wedding.  I'm not sure what kind of role model in terms of religion I want to be for my kids, but every year I do try to work on something for lent. This year my lenten things are:

* be aware of complaining and try not to do it!
* work on being a positive person as much as possible

Do you celebrate lent? Are you going to give up something or work on something? Share...


  1. I don't but I have been thinking of using Lent as a catalyst...I love your idea of working on things rather than giving something up.
    Back to the thinking board...

  2. I try to go to church every Sunday, but it doesn't always happen so for Advent and Lent I try to be especially conscientious and go every week.

  3. I was raised Catholic, but consider myself more spiritual now than religious. I do love your idea of working on something as part of your Lenten celebration. I've never heard of that before, but it resonates with me much more than giving up something. Good for you!

  4. Love your header photo.

    I do not celebrate Lent as in giving up something just during that season. I recongize the meaning of the time leading up to the observance of Easter. (And I share it's meaning with my children. If not me, whoelse will?) It's a reminder that we should always be focusing on becoming more Christ like. And for those who don't share my religious views perhaps a season to be more aware of how they are progressing as human beings. Either way becoming a better person can never be a bad example to show your children.

  5. I like your ideas for lent. Better than just giving something up.

  6. I'm giving up alcohol for Lent, so no beer with dinner :(

    More importantly, I'm working to focus on speaking to my kids more to edify them, which has been a HUGE challenge during homework time.