Forgive me for not having the foresight to see a wonderful Feast day that the church celebrates on February 2: The Presentation of the Lord. If you are interested in going back and talking to your kids about this check out this video: Presentation of the Lord
Also that day we celebrated Groundhog Day. This day much like many others (Valentine’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day) has its roots within the church. Here is another video that explains that: Christian Connection to Groundhog Day
So as promised last week, the season of Lent is right around the corner. We as faithful followers of Christ should look at this liturgical season of not just “giving up something” but to take it deeper and actually grow closer to the Lord. For your listening check out this wonderful podcast by Dr. Edward Sri about how you can make Lent different this year: 3 Lenten Practices
For your children here is a fun Countdown to Lent that you have on the refrigerator, on their desk, prayer table, or anywhere that it can be seen every day: Lent 2021 Countdown
For your Lenten journey I found this 40-day journey to Peace and Union with God. I have not read it yet, but am planning to read it this Lent. Take this resource and use it with your spouse, your neighbor, or friends: 40-Days-to-Peace-and-Union-with-God-Lenten-Prayer-Challenge
One more for this week because the reward to committing to this is great, but it might take some preparation: 40 ideas for 40 days of Lent
More on Lent to come in the coming weeks, especially for your children, but hopefully this is a good start especially since we are a couple of weeks away.