Why not? The Church does. We decorate our houses for everything from quasi-religious holidays to seasons in our culture. I say: why not make Lent a time where even your house slows down and fasts from culture?
Note: This post was originally published for Lent, 2009. If you’ve actually been around that long, pat yourselves on the back. You’re a true original follower. I figure most people haven’t seen this one, though. Lent starts next Wednesday!
When Ash Wednesday hits, my house is doused in purple. I am reminded of the season – the Church season – everywhere I look.
I take down some of my everyday “pretty” decorations and replace them with signs to remind me of Jesus’s 40 days in the desert.
My Lenten House
The candy dishes (sniff, sniff) are filled with sand (Oh, how far I’ve come. I haven’t had any candy dishes out for quite some time now. Good job, Katie! Just don’t look in my pantry. There might still be some sugar bombs in there!):
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Now, should you decorate for Lent? I don’t think you have to. It’s just one way I participate in the season. It works for me! What do you do to make your space remind you of Lent?
Other “original” Mary and Martha Moments:
- Capturing Kitchen Prayer Moments
- Trust in the Promise of Your Meal Blessing
- Baby Steps
- Soul First, Body Second
- Pray Constantly
Find other frugal ideas at Life as MOM.