Wednesday, February 25, 2009

40 Days of Lent

So, I'm talkin' to the kids last night about the fact that Lent is starting today. I explained what it is, and how church tradition is that you give up something sacrificially during this time to honor God and His sacrifice, and to prepare our hearts for the miracle of Easter.

The kids chose to give up something each of them dearly loves. I could not think of anything that would be appropriate to give up. I made the mistake of asking the kids if they could help me think of something...when I was sitting here on the computer. I am giving up blogs for the 40 days of Lent! They suggested I pick two to check regularly, but give up the rest.

I won't say which two blogs I'm going to keep up on, but they are fairly new to my repertoire because they are about eating vegetarian. Oh, I didn't mention I'm eating vegetarian? Yup.

I know I don't post often, but now I'm going to be thinking about it a lot...for 40 days, at least. :)

God bless you during this Lenten season. See you on Easter!

9 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Well, hopefully you're checking YOUR blog regularly. Don't forget to pray with us each Tuesday. :]

eally said...

40 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh be still my heart.....lol

Gombojav Tribe said...

BUT, did you know that traditionally, Orthodox Christians do not fast on Sundays, even during Lent? That's why from Ash Wednesday to Easter is more than 40 days. This is because Jesus redeemed Sunday by rising again. Therefore, it's thought to be wrong to require suffering on a day that Jesus redeemed for rejoicing.

That said......you can catch up on all my blog posts on Sunday!

LOL!

dancer-in-me said...

i am giving up sweets. dh has given up soda AND coffee. No caffeine for him makes a very grumpy dh ;)

Mrs. C said...

Easter soon! See you next week!!

Alicia said...

You need to start blogging some more!:)

Gombojav Tribe said...

Your 40 days of Lent are up! Start blogging NOW!

--The Blog Enforcer.

Sniz said...

How'd the lent-blog-giving-up go? It's been way more than 40 days. Do you feel like posting again soon? BTW, what'd your kids give up?

Sniz said...

Is your time up?