These two post are not written to "go together." I don't even know if the authors know each other or not. But I liked the ideas presented in each and felt they kind of went hand in hand. Reverse Lent and 18 Creative Prayer Reminders.
If you are looking for a more traditional, meditative way to observe these 40 days before Easter, preparing your heart to receive and rejoice in the glory of Resurrection next month, here is a friend's sister's Lenten journey I am reading along to share in her thoughts this year.
"Compared to the way I normally eat, that’s a very short list. For the over 3 billion people who live on less than $2.50 a day, it’s an extravagant list; remember, the $2.50 isn’t their food budget, it’s their entire income! This is just the beginning of the first full day of the journey and already I feel shaken to my core…" http://GodJustHearsAMelody.wordpress.com/
So I visited one of my Facebook groups this morning and saw this beautiful KLOVE picture:
Do you know the REALLY cool thing about short term memory loss? When I saw this I thought, "Wow! What a cool image. That really speaks to me!" Then I looked up and saw that I shared it with my group just a few days ago! I don't remember even seeing it before, much less posting it. I get to be freshly blessed by it all over again today!
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:21