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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
For the first time, we took our kids to our church's Ash Wednesday service on March 5. Growing up, the only times that I really heard of Lent was when my Catholic friends would talk about it. I just always associated it with Catholicism. My understanding of it has certainly changed, and in the past few years, Lent has become a special time of reflection for me, a time for being intentional. I know many people who try to refrain from doing something during the entire time, but for me, I "add" something to be mindful of, to have a specific purpose. I was so glad that we shared Ash Wednesday as a family because the service was full of symbols that my kids could actually relate to. Each symbol was set up at a station that we could freely rotate to. There were Bible passages/stories that we read with our kids to help them understand what each symbol was supposed to help us remember. Here are some of them:
Salt and Light
Repentance (kids writing something they're sorry for to lay down at the foot of the cross)