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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Ash Wednesday Everyone!

I know not everybody participates in the Lent season, but if you are a Christian I encourage you to consider it. My friend wrote this article if you're interested, give it a read.


In the past I've given up soda or fast food or added things, like reading the bible every day or eating a fruit or veggie everyday. This year, I really examined my heart and asked God for direction. (Imagine that!!) FOR ME doing things regarding food feel more like a diet to me. It becomes less spiritual. Please understand, that's for me!!! :) I know many people who give up sweets and that's great. It just doesn't work for me.
That said, this year I am giving up frivilous spending. This will be HARD. But I need to be a better steward of my money. So... unless I NEED it, I will not be getting it. I LOVE shopping, but I have enough clothes. I could certainly use a few more items, but I don't NEED them. I also have a habit of packing my lunch but if the offer to go out comes along, I ALWAYS take it! LOL so, no more of that.

So, say a prayer of strength for me! Especially since my mom is coming for a visit next month and that's where I get my love of shopping from!!! :)
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    Hard things to do -- I haven't thought about giving something up for Lent. Adding sounds promising though! Best of luck in the endeavor - 40 days (40?) isn't TOOO bad. *knocks on every piece of wood I can find for all of us*
    3259 days ago
    You know, both of you, Sarah and Amy, have excellent choices for sacrifice. I also spend too frivolously and have a bit of a potty mouth. I will work on those, but I did the self examination this year about Lent also and my choices seem best for me. I haven't observed Lent in a long, long time. I am not Catholic, but my former church did observe it and I always got such a positive experience from it.

    I've given up 3 food categories for Lent. 2 of them, chocolate and pastries are important to me because these items are ones I can't seem to stop eating in abundance when they are around. I can go days, sometimes weeks without buying them, but once I do, I buy in excess and eat them in excess. The third is fried foods. While I don't have a major problem here, I was going through my food trackers and menu planners and discovered that all too often if we grab a fast food or drive through meal or even eat at a better restaurant I see the pattern of having too many times chosen a fried option over a grilled one, french fries over vegetables or salad.

    Good luck and God bless to all of us who are making healthy and spiritual sacrifices during Lent!
    3259 days ago
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    I'll be praying for your cash and credit cards to stay in your purse when temptation lurks, lol :) You can do it Sarah!

    I'm giving up my potty mouth. I know hard to believe but I swear like a sailor sometimes and it's usually at home. Not a good thing so i'm praying that I can do this for the lent season but also that it will carry forward from there into my everyday life.
    3260 days ago
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