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Posted on 02/16/2010 4:03:10 PM PST by NYer
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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! :)