As a kid, it seemed like only us and the Catholics fasted from candy and French fries during Lent, but it's becoming an increasingly popular practice in other Christian circles, too, and I'm grateful for that. Lent is a time for repentance, reflection, and reliance on God (hence the practice of giving something up.. Although I'm not sure I prayed for strength much as a child when going through sugar withdrawals...). I want to spend Lent becoming more deeply rooted in God's word and wisdom, and so I wrote a devotional for this lent (but really, it could be for anytime) called BLOOM and GROW: Becoming Deeply Rooted in God's Word. If you studied along with me during the #restoreadvent, this will be similar, but we will dive deeper into 15 Psalms, known as the Psalms of Ascent. .So here is the big difference from Advent: I feel like I'm supposed to allow everyone access to this, so in conjunction on the first day of Lent, my website refresh will launch, along with the daily devotionals posted on my blog. If you'd like to have a hard copy, you can order the devotional along with each of the psalms designed by me on 15 5x7 cards, suitable for framing or taping to your mirror! You can find it on nancypage.etsy.com.