Today is Ash Wednesday—the first day of the season of Lent.
Many of us will begin this season with an Ash Wednesday service where we will receive ashes on our foreheads and be reminded that our time here is transient, but I hope you choose to begin this season with the latest episode of the Sacred Ordinary Days Podcast, too. In it, we introduce the season of Lent and talk about Ash Wednesday, discernment, and one of the major practices of the season—fasting.
We’ll also continue the conversation as the season progresses with episodes exploring prayer and almsgiving—two additional practices of the season—and end with an episode during Holy Week before the Easter season begins. I love that we’ll be able to journey together in this season of self-examination and devotion, and I hope you’ll decide to come along.
Listen/download below or through iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and catch up on past episodes here. And if you like what you hear, would you mind sharing it on social media and leaving a review? Here’s how.
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr (on the true self / false self and our current Journey Book Club selection!)
Spiritual Director’s International Seek & Find Guide (Learn more about my spiritual direction services—available in person in Seattle as well as online via Skype—here)
Robcast: Episode 8 | The Enduring Relevance, Astonishing Power, and Unexpected Brilliance of the Bible
What’s meaningful to you about the season of Lent? Is this your first time engaging or is Lent an annual practice for you? How will you mark this season? How do you discern which practices to engage in? Let us know in the Sacred Ordinary Days Tribe Facebook group or on social media using the hashtag #sacredordinarydays.