Do you remember our family’s Jesse Tree, which was a gift to us from fellow Catholic moms who wanted our family to experience Advent in a deeper way? Well, we really enjoyed doing the nightly prayers and the kids loved hanging the ornaments and blowing out the candles on the altar after we were done.
Once the season of Christmas was done though, we packed away our Jesse Tree ornaments but kept the “tree” on our little altar in the living room. I told my husband we’d figure out a way to use it during the other times of the Liturgical Year.
Well, we’ve now entered the Season of Lent, and I am so psyched to have received an email update from Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience, which contained a link at the bottom to a FREE Easter devotional book which also happens to have beautiful picture cards that can be hung on a “tree,” much like Jesse Tree ornaments. Ann calls the result a “Jesus Tree.” Beautiful, huh?
Anyway, Ann’s Easter “Trail to the Tree” devotional book is available for FREE to anyone who wants it. All one needs to do is to subscribe to daily updates from A Holy Experience. You may do so by scrolling down to Ann’s post about her devotional book here. HOWEVER, I strongly urge you to read through her post from top to bottom, reflectively, slowly, prayerfully. It’s a beautiful reflection on what Lent really means.
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I know Lent has already started, but it’s never too late to use this book and the Jesus tree ornaments. Times like these, dear Lord, how I wish we had our own printer though! 🙁
But for those of you who DO have printers at home, go ahead. Make your Lent more meaningful with Ann Voskamp’s Trail to the Tree devotional. I know we will be doing our best to do so in our own home! 😉
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