I'm also a control freak.
Somehow, knowing more information makes me feel more in control of things. However, I'm pretty sure that knowing who's going where and what the latest books/shows/celebrities are all about isn't going to make me more valuable to God - - it's just going to keep me distracted enough to not hear Him.
So for Lent, I'll be unplugging from facebook, reading blogs, and twitter. I'd love to chat on the phone or communicate through email, but I won't be lurking in blog-world for a few weeks.
Our family is also going to be reading through the Gospels together - - some of our students did this a while back, but it wasn't the right time for our family. Biblegateway.com has just the right Bible reading plan for Lent if you wanna check it out!
I'd love to hear how your family is preparing for Easter - - if you're giving something up, or adding something new, share and we can all cheer one another on as we look towards the resurrection!