6. Write your way through Lent by creating a spiritual journal. This is actually a practice I’ve used for many years, but it may be new to you. There is something about writing my prayers that makes them more powerful. If you need help getting started, try these journal writing prompts for Lent. 

7. Create a spiritual vision board. This is another favorite activity of mine. I typically make a spiritual vision board at the start of the new year. But if you haven’t created one, Lent is a beautiful time to do so. You can even choose a scripture verse to guide you through Lent. Then capture your prayers and commitments on a vision board. I made a little video here to help you get started.

Lent Goes Digital With CRS Rice Bowl App

I’m excited to shake things up a bit this Lent! In fact, I’ve even discovered a new twist on an old tradition. I grew up giving a little every day with the CRS Rice Bowl – and my children are doing that now. But I’m also using the new CRS Rice Bowl app on my phone to track my Lenten progress, find meatless recipes and read daily reflections. You can download the CRS Rice Bowl app for free here.

How are you observing Lent? Please share your unusual (or traditional!) ideas with me here so I can support you and pray for you this season.

Theresa Ceniccola is The Christian Mompreneur—a mentor to moms who are running a business that supports their values of faith and family. As president and founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, she empowers entrepreneurial moms to build profitable businesses with wisdom and grace. Join the International Christian Mompreneur Network for free and receive the Ten Commandments of a Mompreneur toolkit!

Publication date: March 5, 2014