I am wondering how you are observing Ash Wednesday and preparing to observe Lent...or whether you are?
On this blog, we shared information about printed devotionals by RevGals and Pals: on January 30 (Ruth Everhart and Mary Ann McKibben Dana) . Note also that Lauren Winner's new book Still: A Mid-Faith Crisis has an online study guide for Lent, available at this link.
And, here's a late-breaking release: Ring member Derek Maul has published Reaching Toward Easter: Devotions for Lent. It's available through Upper Room Ministries and more information can be found at his blog, here.
There are a wealth of online resources, also.
Ring member, Presbyterian pastor, spiritual director and devotee of the Ignatian Exercises, Robin, shares a post here an Ignatian Prayer Adventure, created by several bloggers at Loyola Press:
If you are looking for a Lenten prayer practice, several Loyola Press bloggers have put together An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, an experience that looks as if it will be terrific. It will appear in a variety of formats across a number of sites, starting on Sunday (day after tomorrow).
A post outlining the structure can be found here. (And there's a link in my sidebar.) I wish there were one blog on which all the relevant daily posts were being gathered but, alas, such is not the case. For someone as disorganized as I, it will be a challenge to locate what's happening from day to day, but I plan to keep up as best I can. (You can subscribe to all the blogs involved, if that would be helpful to you.)
This online series will follow the structure of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, so if you've made the Exercises, the framework will be familiar to you and, if you haven't, it will offer you a taste of what may become a way of life.
Here are some other online ideas for Lent via one of the participants in the Ignatian Prayer Adventure.
Jan at Yearning for God compiles a list in this post.
There is a Facebook Group called "40 Days of Lent Challenge" that promises to post a "calendar of questions to consider or daily tasks to help us all grow in the grace of Jesus Christ and joyfully serve others for the sake of the world." This is a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson, TX.
And you: How have you/will you observe Ash Wednesday? What are your plans for Lent? Share in the comments, or feel free to link to your own blog post. Instructions to do that can be found here.