10 Things to Try During Lent

10.  Try an electronic fast. Give up television, Facebook, texting, tweeting, e-mail and all things electronic for one day every week. Use the time to read & pray.

9.  Start a prayer rhythm. Say a prayer every time you brush your teeth, hear an ambulance, or check your e-mail.

8. Read one chapter in the Bible each day.  Start with the Gospels and Psalms

7. Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it (maybe even yourself.)

6. Give up soft drinks, fast food, tea or coffee. Give the money you save to our First Sunday Food Offering

5. Create a daily quiet time. Spend 30 minutes a day in silence and prayer.

4. Cultivate a life of gratitude. Write someone a thank you letter each week and be aware of how many people have helped you along the way.

3.  Be kind to someone each day.

2. Pray for others you see as you walk/drive to and from classes/work.

1. Volunteer one hour or more each week with a local shelter, tutoring program, nursing home, prison ministry or a Habitat for Humanity project.