Pause for Lent -- A Simple Idea for Your Family


Lent last for 40 days.  Its purpose is to call us back to Christ, bring us closer to our Lord, especially in response to his love for us shown in his suffering death and resurrection.

The church has given us some traditional practices to help us to do that.  They are prayer, almsgiving, service and acts of charity, self-sacrifices, and studying the scriptures or other Holy writings.  I came up with a simple way to keep us reminded the whole way through Lent.  It’s a simple poster to put on your refrigerator (or wherever) that lists these out as well as providing a way to mark off the 40 days of Lent.  I made this with the whole family in mind—children and parents of all ages.  Take a look and print it out. Encourage your family to try and do at least one of these practices daily during Lent—in addition to what they regularly do. I actually printed out a copy for each of my children to put in their rooms at their desks.  I even keep one at my desk.  If you do only one thing with your family during Lent—this could be the one thing that is not only easy to do, but could be very meaningful.

Please pass this on to your other family members and friends. It’s free!

Copyright 2012 Tami Kiser


About Author

Tami is the author of Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms and the founder of She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and family. Tami runs the online CatholicConference4Moms, Smart Martha ministry,,, and teaches dance classes. Thinking like a Smart Martha has helped her to constantly seek to “sit at Christ’s feet” even in the midst of piles of laundry and sinks of dirty dishes.

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