Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday for those who are part of Christian traditions that observe this season (or who observe it in spite of their tradition’s non-observance). These articles may help you prepare for the days leading to Easter (Resurrection) Sunday:

Kendall Beachey, “Ash Wednesday: A Mortality Stalked Humanity”

Sarah Bessey, “In which [it is Lent and] I’m anticipating life”

Shane Claiborne, “Fat Tuesday and Skinny Wednesday”

Maggie Dawn: “A Joyful Lent”

Rachel Held Evans, “40 Ideas for Lent”

Ben Howard, “I Remember the Ashes”

Tim Gombis, “Homily for Ash Wednesday”

Tim Kimberley, “What is Lent?”

Daniel Kirk, “Lent, Reconciliation, and the Mission of God”

Anthony Le Donne, “What are You Giving Up for Lent?”

Scot McKnight, “Ash Wednesday Prayer”

Bo Sanders, “Why Evangelicals Hate Lent”

Nadia Bolz Webber, “40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent” (2012)

Kurt Willems, “Ash Wednesday–Because sometimes rich Christians need to starve a little”

Brian Zahnd, “Why Ashes?”