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Coronavirus Meets Lent, Kiddo Style


Thanks to my friend Hannah, and, let's be honest, my mother, my three young children are well on their way to counting the days of Lent leading into Easter.  

Because can we all agree that this Lent is very Lent-y?

Hannah filled me in on a little project she made with her children to help them number their days according to the Church Year, and with the help of my mom's craftiness, we've got a similar calendar going on here. 

Like an Advent wreath, but Lenten style. 

And the good news is that you don't even have to leave your house or interact with people or cough on anyone in order to make it! 

Order some clay from Amazon and the Easter wooden creche set of your choice from Etsy, and get your mom, I mean, get to work rolling out that sucker out! 

Your next step is to make forty indentations in the clay from one of the peg dolls (for the 40 days of Lent . . . you see where we're headed here?), so that as your little ones participate in your daily family devotions, they can move Jesus (and His entourage) one step closer to the cross, where He shows us the way in which He loves His children: by dying for us. 

Note: We got started a little late into the Lenten season . . . and the clay took a solid three days to air dry . . . so if you hold off until Holy Friday, you may not be using this until next Lent.  

But in the meantime, as you pray and ponder your Savior's love for you, even in the midst of crosses and suffering and fear, know that He goes to the torture and silence of His Father and agony and even death for you, because while Good Friday is so very good, Easter is coming. 

"He sent out His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man!" (Psalm 107).

PS This has nothing to do with Lent, but I'm going to start sending out a monthly newsletter covering everything from soup to nuts, or really everything cows to kids. Be sure to sign up if you need more stuff to scroll through to avoid folding laundry. 



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