A Pause in Lent 5

The Fab Coffee Lady sent me the adult version of the Lenten tasks.  They came from the Live Life, Love Lent book published by the Church of England

Make someone laugh
Spend some time in silence
Have a meat-free day
Give up your place in a queue
Write to someone and thank them
Light a candle and pray for someone
Give someone an apple
Have a TV free day and do something you have meant to do for ages
Turn off the tap when you clean your teeth
Go for a walk in your neighbourhood with a friend
Say something nice about someone behind their back
Feed the birds
Talk to someone new at church
Phone or text someone to say goodnight
Use local shops rather than supermarkets
Put a jumper on and turn down the heating
Buy a low energy light bulb
Leave a £1 coin in a trolley or where someone will find it
Find out about a litter clean up
Watch the news and pray about what you see
Help a bug out of the house rather than squash it
Buy something at a charity shop and reverse haggle
Buy Fairtrade
Have a conversation with someone from a different generation
Ring a loved one
Plant seeds where the flowers will be seen
Hug someone who needs it
Give a friend a good book or CD
Find out about blood donation
Don’t leave appliances on standby
Talk to someone about why you go to church
Buy something for someone anonymously
Bake something to share
Miss a meal and pray instead
Find out about a church community project
Make a drink for a neighbour or colleague
Have a conversation with someone from a different culture
Make an Easter card for a neighbour
Use a buy-one-get-one-free and give the free one away
Only fill the kettle with the water you need
Do a chore for someone
(Good Friday) Read St John’s Gospel Chapter 19
Invite a friend to church
Share an Easter egg

I have been trying very hard to make sure I do one of these each day for the last week and so far have managed OK.  I am finding it harder to process the Easter traditions with the children this year, Mini stopped me in my tracks by asking if Grandma was going to be resurrected, as she was such a special person to us.

We have this morning planted an ornamental plum in the front garden in memory of mum, which made me feel a little better about the fact that I have been unable to visit her grave (I am just not ready for that yet).

5 thoughts on “A Pause in Lent

  • Carolyn Phillips

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    Thank you for sharing that list. I’ve seen it in previous years, but not come across this years.

  • Betty

    I know you are angry with God but don’t forget that he takes those we love away to a better place and as believers we will meet again. Hope that helps.

  • Kaye Swain

    I love your list full of some great ideas. And I loved your idea of the plant! When my husband died, we were given several little mini roses and we planted those in the backyard. They were such a blessing and encouragement for me. As my senior mom would say, gardening is a lovely reminder of the seasons of life – with spring bringing beautiful new life to encourage us all. Praying for that sweet encouragement and comfort for you right now.

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