Saturday, February 13, 2016

Goals for Lent

"Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others."  

As our family varies in our stages and levels of faith I chose to encourage the teens and littles to GIVE of themselves this year vs fast or give something up. I chose the following 2 volunteer activities for our family to fill our time while we prepare our hearts for Lent.

The Peyton Heart Project 
This initiative's goals are to open discussion between teen bullying, suicide, and depression by spreading little hearts with encouraging words as their acts of kindness. Our goal is to do 250 hearts of various mediums during our handwork time. They also have a huge social media platform which was encouraging for Beanie and Kirky as they love Facebook and Instagram #peytonheartproject

Phil's Friends
Our littles will be making cards for people with cancer. Simple and meaningful since our Grandma Adeline was just diagnosed with skin cancer again and I lost my Gama to cancer right before I became pregnant with Nanners.

We also will do some fun things as always such as our egg hunt, resurrection rolls and maybe work through the resurrection eggs.

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