3 Techie Things I’m Doing This Lent

Every Lent, my Facebook newsfeed and Twitterfeed are filled with people declaring: “I’m giving up social media for Lent – See you in 40 days!”.

Maybe for you giving up social media (or technology) can bring you closer to God, but for me, I try to do the opposite. Rather than looking at technology as a hurdle in my faith life, I’m always searching out ways that it can help me better connect to my Creator, learn more about the faith, or challenge me as a follower of Christ.

This Lent is no different, so I was excited to get the opportunity to be a part of THREE awesome web-based projects aimed at doing just that. Take a look at them and if they sound interesting to you, sign up (they’re all free)!

 

Daily Lent Reflections with Fr. Robert Barron

LentReflections.com

What if you could start every day this Lent with a conversation with Fr. Robert Barron?  Have him break open the Word for you?  Dive deeper into the Catholic faith with him?

You’re in luck: the folks at Word On Fire have made that possible.  Subscribe and they’ll send you a daily reflection from Fr. Barron every morning plus exclusive video content and free giveaways!

 

40 Days to Fitness40DaysToFitness.com

Lent is a time of preparation, not just spiritual but physically as well.  That’s why Katie Prejean and Justin Meche came up with 40DaysToFitness.com.

Each day during Lent, there will be 3 simple challenges that allow participants to think, work, and pray. The whole person is engaged – prayer life is renewed, the body becomes healthier, and knowledge increases.

 

Go Lent!

GoLent.com

As Catholics, we’re supposed to tell people about Jesus. You know it, I know it, Pope John Paul II knew it. But sometimes it is so hard to have the courage to do so.

This Lent, spend 40 days stretching your comfort zone and building up boldness so that you’ll be able to share the Gospel like crazy during the Easter season.  Sign up and get a comfort stretching challenge sent to your phone everyday.

 

What about you?  How are you using technology to help you this Lent?

 

 

 

Michael Marchand

Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker.

After spending 11 years as a parish youth minister, Michael left parish ministry to work full-time with ProjectYM (a ministry he cofounded a few years earlier).

Michael's resume also includes preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, authoring a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the founding of 2 ProjectYM mission bases: one in Uganda and one in Chattanooga, TN.

Michael is blessed to be part of an amazing missionary family. Michael, his beautiful wife (Crystal) and four kids serve the local Church in Chattanooga, TN.


Michael Marchand


Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker.

After spending 11 years as a parish youth minister, Michael left parish ministry to work full-time with ProjectYM (a ministry he cofounded a few years earlier).

Michael's resume also includes preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, authoring a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the founding of 2 ProjectYM mission bases: one in Uganda and one in Chattanooga, TN.

Michael is blessed to be part of an amazing missionary family. Michael, his beautiful wife (Crystal) and four kids serve the local Church in Chattanooga, TN.



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