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**What to Give Up (for Lent)? The List**
Or add to your schedule — for example
Private prayer time when it is quiet during the day
Join a scripture study group
Join a faith sharing group
Turn off the TV
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The First Four Days of Lent
These days serve as an introduction to our Lenten journey. Before we begin the first full week of Lent, we have a powerful set of readings about our Prayer, Repentance, Almsgiving and Fasting. We place ashes on our foreheads and learn about the meaning of death and life. Over two days we pray over the powerful challenge of Isaiah 58. And Jesus reminds us that he is inviting us to a “change of heart.”
Sweets and/or caffeine.
How about repent from a real sin like jealousy, envy, or slander? Jesus said that is what comes inside the heart of man that makes him evil.
I’m giving up dieting!
THis is the biggest challenge for me...
Food (Fasting) I can do somehwhat easy...Cake and Coffee YIKES....
I will give up the cake and limit coffee intake...
I’m not going to curse my family members when I find their dirty socks balled up in the laundry basket, and I will pray for them while I empty their pants pockets, again, even if it would serve them right if all their important documents went through the wash ...
LOL. I think I need to do that one too!
At some point, you just have to give up and try to turn it to spiritual advantage.
Someday, they’ll go to Basic Training, and then they’ll get what’s coming to them ...
Except my husband, who went to Basic in 1983, but it wore off.
Our church went on a 21 day fast at the beginning of the year. One of our teens said she was fasting health food. Lol! My kids fasted sweets or sugar of any kind. I did several different things. The first five days I was on a liquids only. Then only fruits and veggies (sometimes called a Daniel fast). Then only fresh fruits and veggies. Then no meats and finally I went to fasting two meals a day. I also didn’t have sweets or caffeine during the whole 21 days.
That is a good one. I read a book once where the lady made a habit of thanking the Lord that she had a husband to pick up after every time she had to pick up after him.
Someone please point to the place in the Bible that says things have to be given up for Lent....any help would be appreciated...Thanks..
He also said, “This kind [of demons] is not cast out but by prayer and fasting” Matthew 17:20.
See you on Holy Thursday. :-}
That had to be fiction. There are no such women, here.
parsy, who if he ever looks again, will try Central Europe, and girls who are both religious and hungry
Wasn’t fiction. She was making a choice to appreciate having a husband even when she didn’t appreciate what he did. I learned alot from that book and my hubby is better off for it! Lol!
I said “I learned alot from that book and my hubby is better off for it!”
Speaking of that I may need a reread! :)
I am so glad somebody is happy.
parsy, who has had to dodge too many cast iron skillets in his life
Alcohol....wish me luck, I will miss my nightly glass of vino!
These were included in the list.
Forgive someone and patch things up in a visit, or, if necessary, by phone or letter.
Give up gossip, judging or profanity.
Find one act of forgiveness to make every day: A driver who cuts you off, a co-worker who annoys you, a shopper who cuts in line, a store clerk who is rude or a family member who ignores your needs.
Amen sister LOL. And I thought alcohol would be difficult!
I give up Lent for Lent. Every year.
I am sorry. The Bible is so true when it says “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.”
I know that especially in my younger years that I was contentious and must have made my husband miserable. I still have my days. I have learned alot though. Now my intention is to please him even if I don’t always succeed. He is a blessing to me and such a wonderful godly man! We have been married 17 years next month.
In Titus 2:3 it says “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
I try to do this with the younger women in our church (not that I am old, just 35). I hope I can spare some young men the experience you went through!
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:) I like that! Haven’t seen you around much since GGG stop posting. Nice to run into you in a thread.
I’m OK, now. I have a guitar. It never hits me with a skillet.
parsy, who spent many nights dwelling in the corner
Your posts make me want to play matchmaker.
CHMof3, who loves the way you sign your name to every post with a witty comment!
Well, I could possibly give up liver and onions, and turnips. And eggplant.
The sacrifices some people make....just.....*sniffle*....choke me up.
Laetare Sunday! You get a day off for Laetare Sunday. See you March 22 2010!
I give up FR for lent too. This year I’m adding a Facebook Game that I’ve been addicted to since January.
Then Sugar and Simple carbs.
My girls are giving up sweets, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books (read over and over) and both are pushing mom to do the aerobics DVD we have.
I will also read from the Bible every day.
But the biggest is not cussing NBC for messing up the Olympics coverage. Grrrr
I’m past matchmaking. I have kids. I have reproduced and done my duty to the human race. From hence forward, I will devote myself to my guitar. Maybe in 5 years or so, in New America, when I am a wandering poet and balladeer, I will think of such things. . .
parsy, who is also scared his last ex-wife would kill him if he messes around and let me tell you, death by cast iron skillet is a terrible way to go
LOL, cuss them out on Sundays.
I might just do that!
I adore you Parcy.
You can come and jam with my family anytime.
You’ll have trombone, french horn, flute and kazoo backup.
Oh my if I gave up coffee someone would surely die! :(
Thanks, I am writing my second song for New America.
parsy, who has Tangled Up In Blue almost down (Darn that F minor chord!)
God bless you and yours netmilsmom.
I’m giving up mass for lent. :-)
The kind of demons Jesus was talking about were the one’s that made people looney and totally overpower them.(See the full excerpt from Matthew 17 below) People who are jealous and envious know exactly what their behavior is and it is not caused by demons but by man’s depraved nature. It takes humility and repentance.
15] Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Why not suggest fasting from Mass?
I do Novena every Tuesday night and during Lent I will be doing Stations of the Cross every Wednesday and Friday.
And you my FRiend!
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