Words for Lent

I decided to be more intentional about Lent this year.  In a sense, to “practice what I preach.”  Each year I tell my congregation this is a time to work on one’s spiritual life or consider one’s relationship with God.

So, that is exactly what I am attempting to do this season.  I am reading a book that’s been on my shelf forever, one I always “intended” to look at.  It’s called Holy Adventure by Bruce Epperly.  I’m taking time out– or trying to– each day to think about my relationship with God and ask questions prayerfully about where I’m headed and what I’m called to do.

And I’ve been keeping a list of words that challenge me, words that seem to speak to what’s happening in my heart and soul and brain right now.  Words.  I love words.  These are all verbs, or intended to be understood in their active sense.  I offer them to you all as a challenge for prayer or contemplation or journaling.  There are 40 of them, one for each of the days of this season.

  1. Welcome
  2. Trust
  3. Transform
  4. Stretch
  5. Serve
  6. Repent
  7. Weave
  8. Release
  9. Praise
  10. Choose
  11. Emerge
  12. Rejoice
  13. Experience
  14. Refrain
  15. Pray
  16. Pause
  17. Partner
  18. Engage
  19. Encourage
  20. Reflect
  21. Embrace
  22. Create
  23. Connect
  24. Celebrate
  25. Begin
  26. Affirm
  27. Claim
  28. Act
  29. Offer
  30. Notice
  31. Invite
  32. Inspire
  33. Lavish
  34. Imagine
  35. Hope
  36. Forgive
  37. Feast
  38. Fast
  39. Expand
  40. Examine

About jsowellglover

Pastor, Wife, Mom, Creator and Crafter of Fun and Beautiful Objects, Seeker of Wholeness, Upholder of Dreams, Lover of Birds, Builder of Community, Keeper of Family, Advocate of Reconciliation
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One Response to Words for Lent

  1. Awesome Blog! Thanks for the list of words.

    On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 9:17 AM Grits and God-talk wrote:

    > jsowellglover posted: “I decided to be more intentional about Lent this > year. In a sense, to “practice what I preach.” Each year I tell my > congregation this is a time to work on one’s spiritual life or consider > one’s relationship with God. So, that is exactly what I am attem” >

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