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!!! :)