There's some good writing - both dark and light - out there (thanks True Self and Rachelle and Rachel and Songbird) about Lent. I havent really had Lent on my radar, except as Another Thing To Do, but these words have helped me today look forward to deepening my walk with God.
And I've joined this prayer blog, even though it makes me all anxious to think about praying in front of strangers. I'm hopeful its the kind of anxious that means I'm exploring a growing edge and not the kind that will make me just avoid it. My first prayer is that being a public-pray-er (in my life, and about my life, instead of in my job where it's more or less expected of me) will be a healing experience for me.