First Sunday of Lent: Family Fun Day!

40day-yellow“To everything there is a season,” wrote the writer of Ecclesiastes. While the Church calendar is replete with both fast days and feast days, there are far more feasts than fasts . . . even during Lent, we are given the grace of Sundays, a small foretaste of Easter joy.

Because of this, the #40DayChallenge will include each week a “Family Fun” activity that you can enjoy with those you love. Remember: #NoSundaysInLent!

Lent is a time that some people choose to give up chocolate even on Sundays. I’m not so literal with my Lenten offerings in order to enter into the spirit of celebration. For me, chocolate and love are inextricably intertwined. (That explains a lot, I suppose.)

kissesSo… today’s challenge is: How much fun can you and your family have with a small bag of chocolate kisses? Let them be a gentle reminder of the joy that is essential to both marriage and family life, and an invitation for you to take some time today to experience that joy first hand. Bake some peanut butter cookies and crown them with kisses (yum). Have a candy hunt. Play a game and make these game pieces (color the little paper strips to distinguish them). Can you find ten creative ways to “kiss” those you love?

How will you spend your first Family Fun Day? Be sure to share on the Facebook page!

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