Engaging Lent With Easter Joy

Engaging Lent with Easter Joy PDF
Author: Francis Wagner
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 58
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Lent—with its intensified practices of prayer, self-denial, and almsgiving—provides us with the opportunity to “wash away the negligence of other times.” But it is not a time to be dour and downcast. As Christians, we must keep in mind that Jesus was raised once and for all. St. Benedict reflects this point of view when he writes that while engaging in our Lenten practices, we should “look forward to holy Easter with joy and spiritual longing” and “with the joy of the Holy Spirit.” The ageless wisdom of Benedict presented in this eBook will assist you in making your own Lenten practices less about “giving up” something, and more about “taking up” the good that God offers us in becoming more fully children of the Resurrection.


Overcome With Paschal Joy

Overcome with Paschal Joy PDF
Author: Mark G. Boyer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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The Lent-Easter seasons cover one-fourth of the year, or 25 percent of the liturgical year. One of the many things we do as Roman Catholics is sing Lenten and Easter hymns. During Lent, we express our sorrow for sin as we pray, fast, and give alms. During Easter, we shout Alleluias at the end of many hymns to express our praise of God for having raised Christ from the dead. Thus, those who observe Lent and Easter sing religious hymns written for each season. The sounds of Lenten hymns in minor keys give way to Easter hymns in major ones. This book presents an exercise for every day of Lent and Easter that combines the daily Scripture texts from the Lectionary for Mass with religious hymns sung during Lent and Easter. It is designed to be used by individuals for private prayer or by families for public prayer. A six-part exercise is offered for every one of the 135 entries: (1) the liturgical day, (2) the daily Scripture texts, (3) a verse from a traditional hymn, (4) a reflection, (5) a question for personal meditation, and (6) a concluding prayer.


Giving It Up

Giving it Up PDF
Author: Maggi Dawn
Publisher: Brf
Category : Lent
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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The idea of 'giving something up for Lent' is widely known and discussed today - yet how many know that the ancient discipline of the Lenten fast had several purposes? It was designed as a reminder of our daily dependence on God for all our needs, to draw us closer to God in prayer, to reconnect with the idea of community, and to help us follow Christ's journey through the wilderness and on to Jerusalem. How many of us simply abstain from some treat or other for a few weeks and fail to engage with this deeper meaning of Lent? This book shows how Lent can be a time for exploring a different kind of 'giving up', one that can transform our lives. If we are to draw closer to God, we have to be willing to give up some of our entrenched ideas about him, in order to see him more clearly. In a series of daily studies, Maggi Dawn shows how, throughout Scripture, people were radically changed by encountering the true God. If we follow their examples, we can allow the Holy Spirit to shed his light on our ideas of God that are too harsh, too small, too fragile, or too stern. Then God will graciously reveal himself to us and bring us to an Easter joy that is richer and more profound than ever before. Contents include: *Introduction *Section 1: Giving up (Ash Wednesday to Saturday) *Section 2: Jesus in the wilderness and beyond (First week of Lent) *Section 3: Other wildernesses (Second week of Lent) *Section 4: Changing perceptions (Third week of Lent) *Section 5: Changing communities (Fourth week of Lent) *Section 6: Changing your mind (Fifth week of Lent) *Sections 7: 'The end of all our exploring' (Holy Week) *Easter Sunday


The First Easter Bunny A Celebration

The First Easter Bunny  a Celebration PDF
Author: Joy Jenks Lahr
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 28
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Children discover how to celebrate the return of Jesus Christ with the help of delightful animal characters in The First Easter Bunny. Join Bunny, Mother Hen and her chicks, Mr. Goat, Mr. Duck and the Piglets as they color eggs and make the first Easter baskets! Christ's resurrection and fun-filled Easter traditions come together in a way that is entertaining and accessible to little ones in this engaging story. With beautiful illustrations that show the loving sacrifice and glorious return of Christ, along with the animals as they bring baskets of treats to all the other animals' homes, The First Easter Bunny is destined to be an instant favorite. Author Joy Jenks Lahr lives in Chubbuck, Idaho, with her husband Richard. They have 9 children, 38 grandchildren and a growing number of great-grandchildren. Joy has several other children's books in the works.


The Engaging Manager

The Engaging Manager PDF
Author: A. Furnham
Publisher: Springer
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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In this new collection of articles on managing and being managed, Adrian Furnham, author of Bad Apples , offers an engaging and witty look into the world of being an engaging manager. Based on strong research this book offers a substantial introduction to the joy of management.


Together For A Season All Age Seasonal Resources For Lent Holy Week And Easter

Together for a Season  All age seasonal resources for Lent  Holy Week and Easter PDF
Author: Gill Ambrose
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Category : Easter
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description:
A practical companion through the Church's year for all those planning and leading all-age worship. It offers an array of creative material designed to bring to life the seasonal liturgy of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, including Pentecost.