In this book, author Dean Smith, has compiled eighty-two devotions for both children and adults that will enable individuals and families to travel on a meaningful journey through Lent, the season before Easter. The Lenten Tree begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, and ends on Easter day.
The Lenten tree contains eighty-two Lenten devotions for children and adults that will enable individuals and families to travel on a meaningful journey through Lent, the season before Easter.
Each devotion reveals who Jesus Christ is and what He has done. In addition to these devotions, this book contains illustrations, which may be used to create a special "Lenten tree." Each of the forty-one days has prayers, a memory verse, questions for children, and hymns or songs to coincide with the symbol for the day. Lenten activities are suggested for families to do together during Lent.
Dean Lambert Smith was born, raised, and educated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For over 25 years, she has served in various positions in the United Methodist Church such as Director of Music, Children, and Youth Activities and is currently Minister of Music at Oak Grove UMC. She also taught music and dance in the Hattiesburg and Forrest County public school systems. Smith received her formal musical training with a BMEd and also her MATL degree at the University of Southern Mississippi where she currently is an instructor in the English Language Institute.
Dean is married to Eddie Smith and has three daughters.