Lent…it’s what’s happening for the next 7 weeks. Lent…it’s all about taking a closer look at self, relationship with God, and relationship with others. Each year, I struggle with what will I do to work on each of three. So here’s what I decided:
~I will do my usual of giving up alcohol (I’ve done it since I was 21–it is more of a tradition these days then an actual discipline).
SELF~Healthy eating. I joined a group of ladies, thanks to a college friend, who are began a friendly competition to lose the baby weight/mid-thirties gain from now till the beginning of June. Our bodies, after all, are a temple and mine deserves to be treated better than eating the yummy carb-filled treats.
GOD~A few years ago, I started giving up Facebook. I’ve found that FB can be a time suck–surprise, surprise. The time that I would spend surfing (okay, stalking people) Facebook, I commit to spiritual reading (devotionals, Bible). I always walk away from this practice in a deeper relationship with God.
OTHERS~Filling buckets. Maggie, Ellie and I are taking on filling other people’s buckets. Wondering what I am talking about? Then you haven’t read one of our favorite family books, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today” by Carol McCloud. It’s a great book with a great message. So be on the look out for daily posts about how we each have filled someone’s book daily.
What are you doing for Lent this year?