Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lenten Cross

I saw this idea on Michelle's blog last year. I did NOT find one anywhere in town...and forgot to be looking online. ::snort:: I also forgot to be working on my Jesus Tree - but that's another post.

Debbie, sent me a link to the Lenten Cross Project. This is a great little handout. There are devotionals for each Sunday in Lent, along with ideas for making a Lenten Cross (none of which I followed).

The idea behind the cross with candles is the same as an Advent Wreath. We light one candle the first week, two the second etc. BUT I needed a cross. I wanted to make a cross from the branches Mike and Jared cut from our tree a few weeks ago. I wanted it done tonight. We headed to Hobby Lobby and found an unfinished cross and some wooden candle holders.

I thought it funny when we were working on the cross to look up and see the creche on the work table.

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These young men are so handy.
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Due to the cut out on the cross, we could attach that candle holder. I had a plan that will work until Mike is home.....
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Hey - it's even the right color for the season.


We lit a candle, read from Matthew and prayed. The center candle is too heavy for the duct tape...ah well.
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We remembered tonight that Jamin and Mike were going to write us a Jotham's Journey type devotional. It's not here. ::grin::
Thanks, Debbie and Michelle. You enrich my life by walking along beside me.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I love your Lenten cross! You and the kids are so clever! Good job!

Darshia said...

Nice job on the cross. I like that idea a lot.

Anonymous said...

Sis: Nice job you and the kids did in making the cross with candles. Hey, I can see the white. I can also see the side color as dark as it is.

love/prayers Mom T.

Cynthia said...

Looks awesome!

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Lenten colored duct tape, how handy!

Debbie said...

This looks great! Wonderful job and putting this together.