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Lent 2018

You know what Valentine’s Day reminds me of? Mortification of the flesh. I mean, I mean, Ash Wednesday and Lent. 🙂 So here is a friendly reminder that Lutheran writers have written up various free Lutheran resources for Lent 2018, usually in the form of devotions. Know more than are listed below? Comment and spread the word!

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Prelude to Postlude

I had a string of good writing days. Sadly, that stopped. Oh well, here’s another neat Lenten resource. It’s nothing to give up as a discipline. Rather, it’s something to add. I think it’s an excellent idea, especially for writers and word people like us. So, with little more prelude . . .

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Lent Writing Opportunity

I posted one opportunity for writing in Lent and happily discovered another. Below is our first guest post, by Ruth Hanley, on behalf of “Spirit to Spirit: A Writer’s Community.” Nothing encourages writing quite like opportunities to do so!

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Fat Tuesday Collect

Part of the history of Fat Tuesday involves going through the house to collect things. Fat, in particular, but also other rich, rather luxurious, ingredients were gathered up for pancakes or other feasting that could use up what would otherwise tempt during the Lenten fast. Or so I was taught.

Without going into the benefits and biblical encouragement toward fasting and other forms of discipline, I’ll simply offer you this one. That’s right, here is an idea for a Lenten writing exercise. Continue reading

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