Lenten Reflection: Who Am I?
My church background doesn’t include practicing Lent. But for the past 5 or 6 years I have been intrigued by this season. I adopt a practice or two as a way of preparing my heart, mind, and soul for Easter.
“This year’s Lenten practices (2013) include giving something up and adding something into my life. Teri from Clever Title Here talks about this idea of adding in and taking away. Reading her post confirmed the direction I was to go in this year.
Teri says, “If you do decide to go for a new discipline, I suggest letting something go as well. Sort of a two-sided coin–rather than filling up MORE, make a trade-off.” Go to this link to read the rest of the post, Lenten Discipline. She also lists some resources there, too.
I will do the following in 2013:
ONE. GIVE UP time on the internet like Facebook, blog hopping, and just-because research.
- Do only what is needed for work or for Lent (like the photo challenge).
- ADD IN . . . Read Jesus books, pray in colour, photo-a-day Lent challenge (maybe)
TWO. GIVE UP unnecessary spending.
- This will mean preparing ahead by making meals at home, staying away from Amazon’s one click in order to buy books, and leaving my debit card at home. Those small impulse buys really add up.
- ADD IN saving $ for a charity project. I haven’t decided which one yet. But I will donate a sack of groceries to the St John Vianney Food Bank.
And I will be doing some items from this resource: 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent
I’ve written very little about my journey. But I have written the following . . . Lent Quiz . . . . Two Sentences About Lent . . . . Three Reasons to Celebrate Lent . . . . Ash Wednesday Quiz . . . . Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes a Youtube presentation by Busted Halo.com .
Your Turn . . . Tell us who you are.