For this limited series, we asked recipients of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, “How are you tending your soul this Lent?” We’re grateful to those who shared. We hope you’ll find some inspiration and encouragement for your daily practices.
From Erin Bowman, 2017 recipient from the Virginia UMC Conference.
As a college student I am stressed a lot of the time. I know that there are times I prioritize school more than I do Christ, which is wrong of me. So after praying to figure out what I need to do to get me back to prioritizing God, I came to what I would change during this season of Lent. To help me place focus back on Christ, and to get my mental health into a better place I have decided to not do any school work after midnight. I was constantly staying up until 1‐2am doing school work, and by the time I was done I was too tired to do my devotions. By taking the time I was doing school work and transitioning it into a time to spend with Christ has already helped so much.