40 Days of Decrease

A different kind of hunger. A different kind of fast.

Be a part of The Meeting House's journey through 40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole this Lenten season (from Ash Wednesday to Easter). This book of daily readings will guide us through a study of Jesus' uncommon and uncomfortable call to abandon the world's illusions, embrace His kingdom's reality and journey cross-ward and beyond.

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Readings will begin Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. And proceed daily (except for Sundays!) until Easter.

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What are you giving up for Lent? 

40 Days of Decrease emphasizes a different type of fast. What if we individually or as a church fasted comparison? What if our families fasted accumulation? What if your office fasted gossip? 

40 Days of Decrease will guide us through a study of Jesus’ uncommon and uncomfortable call to abandon the world’s illusions, embrace His kingdom’s reality, and journey cross-ward and beyond.

Each daily, 1000-word entry will include

a devotional based on Jesus’ cross-ward life;
a reflection question to guide journaling or group discussion;
a fast to inspire a tangible response;
a thought-provoking Lenten quote;
a sidebar into the historical development of Lent.

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