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Focus on God - Three Weeks of Giveaways (#1)

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Many Jews recite the Shema prayer twice daily. Parts of the Shema are written on a small scroll which is then rolled up and put inside a mezuzah case and affixed to the doorposts of a Jewish home.

 

Eastern Orthodox Christians wear a small, woolen prayer rope on their left wrist, or sometimes carry it in a pocket, using it to count the number of times they say the Jesus Prayer in succession.

 

I went to an overnight retreat at a girl’s house in college, and she had several Bible verses written on notecards and taped to her bathroom mirror.

 

My pastor in college has a discipline of reading his Bible through in a year, every year since 1976.

 

Starting on March 1 this year, millions of Christians will spend 40 days observing Lent - a time of prayer, penance, repentance of sins, atonement and self-denial - preparing themselves for the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday.  

 

You have your own way of remembering God throughout your day too. Probably more than one. I look over the above list, and I want to participate in every one of these activities. I want to fill my day so full with Jesus, I radiate his light in a world full of dark!

 

For the next three weeks, leading up to the Lenten season, I am going to give away some resources to help us prepare our hearts during Lent. Today, I have Love Never Fails: A Journal To Be Inspired By The Power Of Love, by Hilda St. Clair. It’s the perfect size to throw in a backpack or tote. It’s got colorful pages of quotes from greats such as Henri Nouwen, Pope Francis and Maya Angelou. It has adult coloring style pages. Also writing prompts and reflective questions. What a wonderful way to focus on the love God lavishes on us.

 

Enter to win below, and keep watching my social media pages (or better yet, sign up to receive my emails) for a chance to win books for Lent the next two weeks!

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I received all of these goodies from Paraclete Press in exchange for some blog posts promoting the items. These are all tremendous books, exactly the quality I’ve come to expect from Paraclete. A big thanks to them for giving me the opportunity to share them with you.

 

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