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What to Give Up (for Lent)? The List
NC Register ^ | February 16, 2010 | TOM HOOPES

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

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To: parsifal

I adore you Parcy.
You can come and jam with my family anytime.

You’ll have trombone, french horn, flute and kazoo backup.


41 posted on 02/16/2010 5:11:58 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: NYer

Oh my if I gave up coffee someone would surely die! :(


42 posted on 02/16/2010 5:13:17 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: NYer

MSNBC!

/sorry


43 posted on 02/16/2010 5:14:21 PM PST by maggief
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To: netmilsmom

Thanks, I am writing my second song for New America.

parsy, who has Tangled Up In Blue almost down (Darn that F minor chord!)


44 posted on 02/16/2010 5:18:30 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: netmilsmom

God bless you and yours netmilsmom.


45 posted on 02/16/2010 5:26:09 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: NYer

I’m giving up mass for lent. :-)


46 posted on 02/16/2010 5:50:29 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Pyro7480

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.

Matthew 17:15-21

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.
[16] And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
[17] 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.
[18] And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
[19] Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
[20] 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.
[21] Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.


47 posted on 02/16/2010 5:55:50 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: NYer
• Fast from talk radio.

WHAT!

Why not suggest fasting from Mass?

48 posted on 02/16/2010 6:00:54 PM PST by papertyger
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To: NYer
This week I am doing a Lenten Mission with Fr. Gaffeney.

I do Novena every Tuesday night and during Lent I will be doing Stations of the Cross every Wednesday and Friday.

49 posted on 02/16/2010 6:04:27 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: jwalsh07

And you my FRiend!


50 posted on 02/16/2010 6:20:55 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: joesjane

I haven’t given up alcohol lately because I don’t stick with it. Maybe this will be the year ... but I’m not going to make an official resolution.


51 posted on 02/16/2010 6:39:12 PM PST by Tax-chick (Sarah Palin is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.)
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To: parsifal

And a hole in the head.

My husband is a guitarist too ... Mariachi and flamenco, but he doesn’t know any Spanish (speaking of penance).


52 posted on 02/16/2010 6:40:41 PM PST by Tax-chick (Sarah Palin is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.)
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To: Tax-chick

I he is using classical guitar, then he probably knows where to put his left thumb. I have been trying to retrain myself to get it back halfway under the neck, so I can learn to pick notes and solo, and OMG my left hand is killing me. Been playing to some degree for over 30 years (simple chords and simple songs) but oh the bad habits I have to break. Then I went and did some hand flapping exercises wrong and whew, got both hands in pain.

parsy, who has a few years to re-learn


53 posted on 02/16/2010 6:48:18 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: parsifal

Der Prinz plays left-handed, because he injured his right hand when he was a child and can’t use a couple of the fingers. It makes buying guitars very expensive!

One does have be careful with the fingers, especially in the winter. And he’s a regular at the Vietnamese nail salon - the owners go to our church. They fix his nails for free and consider it a social call.


54 posted on 02/16/2010 6:50:56 PM PST by Tax-chick (Sarah Palin is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.)
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To: Tax-chick

Sounds like he is a real guitarist. I doubt I will ever be at my age, but I can at least be better than I am now. Your husband sounds like Django Riendhart.

parsy


55 posted on 02/16/2010 7:09:46 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: NYer

A couple of other books I might suggest is The Murder Of Jesus by John MacArthur and ThePassion Of Jesus Christ by John Piper.


56 posted on 02/16/2010 7:18:47 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Climate-gate is here so can Darwin-gate be far behind?)
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To: NYer

I’m giving up unnecessary internet usage - so goodbye FR for six weeks...then I’ll probably be back to lurker mode!


57 posted on 02/16/2010 7:32:56 PM PST by amzgirl
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To: Ecliptic
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..

You don't have to give up something for Lent. It is considered a pious custom.

You can search for yourself to find the many examples of fasting that are located throughout the Scriptures.

Giving up something is considered a small fast.

And as far as the 40 days of Lent, well our Lord fasted for 40 days before starting His earthly ministry (see Matt 4:2, as an example)

58 posted on 02/16/2010 7:50:02 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: NYer

Except for the specifically “Lental” ideas, we should try to do these things every day of our lives!


59 posted on 02/16/2010 8:26:36 PM PST by boatbums (A man is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot)
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To: joesjane
Alcohol....wish me luck, I will miss my nightly glass of vino!

Try Welches' grape juice or apple juice, chilled in a nice wine glass!

60 posted on 02/16/2010 8:30:48 PM PST by boatbums (A man is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot)
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