My Latest Challenge

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Last year I participated in my own little Lent.  It was such a good experience so I’m doing it again this year. The whole idea is to spend 40 days thinking about your life, evaluating where you are with God and preparing for Easter by spending more time reading scriptures and saying your prayers. I can wrap my head around that, because I’m like  everyone else here on planet Earth. I’ve got a few favorite sins and weaknesses that could use some serious evaluating and reflection.

Oh, I’m also suppose to give up something up I really like. It’s a symbol that says I’m denying the natural man to make more room for God in my life. I could also add something to my life that makes the world a better place. It’s kind of hard to pick what to give up. I’ve got a ton of choices. Wasting time on Facebook. Sweets. Fast Food. Thinking negatively about myself. Chocolate.

I  thought about giving up the spinach-vegetable-fruit smoothies I’ve been making the last few months. I really love those. It would be such a huge sacrifice for me not make them for the next 40 days. (wink-wink)

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In the end, I decided to participate in one service activity a week as part of my little Lent. I’m also going to give up fast food chains. I spend too much money eating out on foods that don’t build a healthy me. I can still go to sit down restaurants with friends and family but no more drive through meals. At least that is the plan from February 18th until April 2nd.

Wish me luck and please send me easy to make recipes. I’m going to need them.

 

 

Lent

 

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The idea of Lent has always intrigued me. I remember seeing friends at school give up chocolate for the 40 days before Easter. Last year, I did some research on Lent. It is so much more than just not eating your favorite treat. It is a time to rededicate your life. I have decided to participate in my own Lent this year. Now, before my family gets concerned, let me put them at ease. I am a very happy Mormon girl. I love expressing my Christian faith through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But like everybody else here on Earth, I’ve got a few weaknesses that would benefit from more self-reflection. I’m looking forward to spending the days before Easter giving up my own favorite things and spending a few more minutes praying and reading scriptures. I thought about giving up chocolate, but we just made these delicious brownies.