Lent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter. Last year, we acknowledged that it was Lent but that’s as far as we went. This year I’ve been trying to find tools to help us use this special time to grow closer to God. I came across the idea of making a Lenten Calendar at Shower of Roses. I thought it would be a helpful tool for our family, so I made us one. Knowing that our baby might arrive any day I tried to keep our Lenten plans as simple as possible. Each day of the week we’ll pray for a special intention and read from our Bible, we will use the Development and Peace Share Lent Campaign Lifestyle Awareness Calendar as our way of giving alms to those less fortunate and we won’t be eating meat on Fridays. Do you have any special Lenten traditions?