Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blogging about Lent

Dear Tania
              Tania I am pretty wiped… I’ve literally been in 2 meetings and combined it’s been 6.5 hours of … well… meeting stuff! So sitting down to blog feels like another I know for you it is one of your creative outlets! For me blogging is purely an act of discipline with added bonus  of talking with you and keeping up on your life. Without that… I sure as heck would not blog!
Anyways.. I digress. Guess what. And I know that you are going to love this. Today I church the lady sharing a story with the kids talked about Lent. Now in Baptist/Pentecostal churches like we have been raised in.. we don’t really learn about liturgical things and traditional teachings.. so Lent is like a foreign word. However being in the Presbyterian church for 10 years now I have begun to learn and appreciate things like ‘Lent’.
Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter ~The days that Jesus was taken into the garden and tempted.  

So traditionally, Lent has been a time of reflection and giving up something in order to better appreciate the burden that Christ was under and the great gift of the resurrection.

So today it was suggested to us that rather than ‘giving up’ something for Lent.. . that we should ‘add’  something to Lent! Journal for the next 40 days (not including Sundays) what you have done for another… given in deed or word or purchase.. Paying it forward!  ~Showing the Love of Christ to another.~  I instantly liked that and so I decided that I would add to my blogging a ‘ Daily Lent Note’  … Fun eh. Told you that you would like it. So lets see if I can do it. I started this Blog by saying how hard it is for me to blog… and now I’m adding to it. LOL… Yes, laughable! But lets see. I want to journal it to have a record of it and this is the most convenient way to do it.

1 comment:

  1. i love the idea of adding something in for lent. i usually do give something up for lent but this year has felt like it has already asked me to give up alot so i couldn't bring myself to do it this time...weak perhaps but that's the truth...i look forward to your daily lent notes:)