I do not come from a church tradition that commemorates Lent or Ash Wednesday, but my husband and I have long been interested in observing more of the church calendar in our home with our family.
We like the way that traditions like these can "bring to life" certain aspects of our faith to us and to our children. We also hope that they will provoke our children to ask us questions about the meaning behind the traditions and so open up good teaching opportunities. (like the Israelite children who asked their parents about the memorial stones that God had them lay down after crossing the river)
So, I was wondering if any of you have Lent or Ash Wednesday traditions that you observe at home as a family (or plan to observe someday) that you might be willing to share with us. If you've been reading my blog for very long, you know I love to hear ideas. It's so much fun and really helpful too! If you have something to share please feel free to leave it in the comments section of this post or to email me at kmagill1212 at gmail dot com. Thanks!