There’s a new way to do Lent, not give something up but add something new. I heard about it from Karen Ehman of Proverbs 31 ministries.
I had decided this year to add a new morning and evening prayer for the 40 days of Lent and then I heard of Karen Ehman’s idea of Reverse Lent.
Ehman suggests doing one of five things:
1. Writing a note each day to tell someone thank you or share a memory.
2. Call someone each day to tell him or her you’re glad he or she is in your life.
3. Do something to lighten someone else’s load. Help a family member, friend or coworker by doing a chore that is usually theirs.
4. Help a stranger.
5. Serve someone who usually serves you, like the postman, a teacher or pastor.
And it’s not too late to give it a try! God Bless.