But without further delay, the winner of a free book, chosen at random (random.org), is:
Julie from Julie's Musings!
Congratulations! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and let me know which book you would like. I hope which ever you choose offers you inspiration for the next 40 days.
Lent officially begins with Ash Wednesday on March 5th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014.
Whether you are celebrating the Christian celebration of Lent or taking this time for a 40-Day renewal and spring cleaning of you life and spirit, here are a few resources to help you with your journey.
Lent Retreat- One of my favorite morning meditation sites, Pray As you Go, is offering a weekly Lent guided retreat with audio and text meditations.
Spirit Home- A great overview of what Lent is, how to practice it and audio devotionals. It also has links for additional resources.
40 Ideas for Lent- Rachel Held Evans has been compiling a list of ideas for Lent for several years. She also includes family-friendly ideas.
Retreat Ideas- A site with spiritual and non-spiritual ideas to plan a stay-at-home retreat day.
Personal Expression- Ideas to dig deeper.
370 Journal Prompts- Creative ideas for writing in your journal. With 370 to choose from, you're sure to find 40 that will inspire you.
Monthly Personal Retreat Ideas- Ideas to create a space to explore higher personal awareness.
More Personal Retreat Ideas- From the Life Liberated Project.
Pinterest Simple Art Ideas- Creative play ideas. (I always need to keep it simple.)
13 Ways to Spark Creativity- A few good ideas here that may even inspire a few of your own ideas.
101 Artist's Date Ideas
Create Life, Creative Work: tools, resources, musings to enhance your creative potential. A Fun Resource of Creative Thought and Play
Meditation and Prayer
How To Meditate For Beginners: Ten Essential Tips
YouTube Guided Meditations
Pray As You Go- Audio daily meditations on scripture with lovely music.
Richard Rohr's Daily Email Meditations
Whether you approach this through a traditional Lent celebration or a personal Spring Renewal journey, please follow along over the next 6 1/2 weeks and join us in this online retreat. Plan to share what you're experiencing and let's grow and rejuvenate together.