Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday Lent-Inspiration: recipes, craft and more!

The season of Lent has arrived. Here are some inspiring ways to share this Lenten season with our little ones. I've used the scriptures as well as activities and pieces of art to help us meditate during this time. 'Meditate' with little ones may include tracing their hand or going for a walk.
I've also shared some recipes, without meat of course, but perhaps without anything else you may be giving up?
(no chocolate recipes here)

cabbage steak (could be a good one for St. Patrick's Day)

Lentil stew
There are many ways to make this. Here's a good one:

Chickpea burger

Lentil shepherds pie with sweet potato
(Here's a version with white beans)


pesto polenta


March 5, 2014
Ash Wednesday

Isaiah 58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

This is a good time to hear the birds. I seem to hear more as the spring promises to arrive. Birds identify themselves in song. What else do they say?
Do they sing of the Glory of God?
Listen to them. Here's a youtube link:
Make a bird craft from two traced hands and an egg. What does your bird say?
bird craft

This week we will feed the birds, make a feeder from an old water bottle, or take bread to the ducks at the park. 

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