How did three moms with nine kids (and three more on the way!) manage to write a Scripture study together between Christmas and Lent? We poured our hearts into it.
Today Nancy, Nell, and I are delighted to launch Waiting in the Word: A Mother’s Lenten Journey. I am still amazed that we pulled it off, even with Nancy moving halfway across the country in the past month and yours truly still sick as a dog from pregnancy-times-two.
But it’s here and it’s gorgeous (thanks to Nell’s beautiful photography and Nancy’s brilliant design). And I know the reason we were able to make it work is that what we wrote and the Scripture we shared spoke right to the heart of who we are.
The struggles we tackled and the stories we told from our lives as mothers are so universal that I found myself in Nell’s and Nancy’s words every time I read them. I am grateful for the chance to help other women do the same this Lent.
If you joined us for Waiting in the Word during Advent, we’ve kept the same format for Lent – since so many moms found it evocative (and easy to manage with kids underfoot!). Each week we journey through a different theme from struggle to joy:
- selfishness to sacrifice
- frustration to forgiveness
- judgment to love
- envy to gratitude
- failure to humility
- anxiety to surrender
We’ve gathered 5 Scripture passages for each week (enough to give you breathing room to skip a day or two), and we walk you through lectio divina as a way to encounter God in a deep and meaningful way in Lent.
Everything you need is found in the Mother’s Bundle, which includes:
- a 55-page study guiding you through lectio divina with short Scripture passages for each week of Lent
- a 50-page journal with plenty of room for you to reflect on God’s Word each day
- a beautiful bookmark with the steps of lectio divina to tuck in your Bible
- a Scripture calendar with each day’s passage – perfect for sharing the day’s Scripture with your spouse or kids
- and only today and tomorrow, a free bundle of Lenten activities for kids! Printable finger puppets, Stations of the Cross, and a Lenten worksheet and calendar (learn more here).
Our Facebook community has been amazing, too. All through Advent, these women were full of encouragement and support for each other. I know Lent will be no different as we walk through forty days together.
So we hope you’ll join us by starting here – or pass this along to a mother of young children who could use a few moments of peace and prayer in her busy days!
May our journeys through Lent bear fruit together…