Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Ash Wednesday is Coming! Ash Wednesday is Coming!

Top Ten Things For Me To Consider Doing (Or Rather, Not Doing) This Lent
(Based on things I have done in the past): 

10.   Give up meat.
  9.   Give up coffee.

Anyone can give up bad coffee....
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  8.   Give up radio/music in the car.
  7.   Give up wearing jewelry/accessories.
  6.   Give up wine (I'd say "alcohol" but let's face it ... wine).

There's nothing quite like you. 
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  5.   Give up online time-wasters and/or TV.
  4.   Give up complaining.

You know what I'm talking about.
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  3.   Give up sugar.
  2.   Give up all purchases that are not necessities.
  1.   Give up some time and devote it to reading/re-reading spiritual favorites and classics.

This doesn't sound like a sacrifice at all. 


I'm still thinking and praying on what I really need to do this Lent, which begins in two weeks.


"It feels like it's always Lent!" said Atticus yesterday. "Lent is always just around the corner!"


Last year I wrote Lent a letter as I pondered what to give up, take on, do, refine, ponder, pray. It's like we're old friends having a vist: "Happy to see you come, happy to see you go."


If you're looking for more ideas and discussion, here's a link to A Meaningful Lent: The Monstrously Long Post.