Walking the Path of Lent with Friends

Hello Friends,

You are not mistaken, this is a blog post introducing our 2022 Lenten blog and inviting you to submit a post to our blog. The season of Lent starts on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, so we are hoping to receive potential posts by February 20. 

This Lent, the Marble Women’s Ministry invites you on a 40-day journey of shared stories, poems, prayers, art, music, and activities exploring different kinds of friendships by “Walking the Path of Lent with Friends.”

Our scripture for the Lenten blog, 1 John 4:11, reminds us of our friendship with God, “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  The blog will be an opportunity to strengthen our friendship with God, Jesus, and each other along the way.  We may even redefine what friendship means as we move forward from the pandemic to a time where we reconnect with old friends and even make some new friends. 

I John 4:11

Beloved, if God’s son loved us, we ought also to love one another. KJV

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought also to love one another. RSV

Do you have something to share about friendship with the blog? We are looking for any of the following types of posts: 

Artwork and Writing
Journal Prompt
Guided Walk
Spoken Word
Picture and Story            

This December, Denise Kaalund shared a post about a dear friend on our Advent Blog. It was a post that resonated with so many of our readers, as friendship is one of the most important relationships we grow in our lives. You can find it here if you need some inspiration. https://marblewomen.com/2021/12/07/a-dear-dear-friend/

Here are some ideas to help you:

What does it mean to be a friend?
A friendship that defies the years
Redefining what friendship means today
Divine friendship
Strengthening our friendship with Jesus/God
Strengthening our friendship with each other
An experience where you made a new friend
Reconnecting stories with an old friend
What role does grace play in friendships? 
What role has forgiveness played in a friendship? 
Share an example when a friend lifted you up in a difficult time…

We hope that this blog theme will inspire our community around the world to see that friends see farther when they lift each other. 

Blog Format Suggestions

  1. To keep interest in our posts, keep your submission 450 or less.
  2. Use short paragraphs. 
  3. Choose an engaging title. 
  4. Pictures are welcome. 
  5. We strive to share original work, but please ensure it is appropriately credited if you use a quote or scripture. 
  6. Spoken words and music are welcomed. 
  7. Send it word format or pictures in jpeg to doll.marcie@gmail.com

Do you have questions?

Please reach out to Marcie Doll, the curator of the MWM blogs. doll.marcie@gmail.com

We so hope you are staying safe and I send you blessings.


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