Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I'm Southern Baptist.  We don't really do Lent.

In fact I only loosely get the idea of what lent is all about. (So all of you reading this who are catholic or methodist - I'm warning you - I'm probably not getting it right).

I've never done Lent but I've been thinking about it for the last couple of weeks and I like the idea of it.  I don't feel like I need to give up a luxury as penitence. Jesus already paid the price for my sins and His grace has covered me.  BUT I thought it would neat to maybe give up something that would enable me to put more focus on God for the 40 days leading up to Easter.

I could give up Diet Coke or sweets but honestly - I don't see how that would bring my any closer to Jesus.  It would just make me grumpy.

So I started thinking about it and decided I would give up something that I LOVE a LOT.

I'm giving up Twitter for Lent.  And y'all - that hurts. I LURVE me some twitter.  I get all my news from twitter.  So many of my IRL and blog friends are on twitter and for a social person who is also a SAHM - it helps me have adult interaction throughout the day.
(and I would give up Facebook but honestly - I don't get on FB that much. For some reason I love twitter 200x more than twitter)

But it also zaps so much of my time. So instead of constantly checking twitter ......I'm going to check in with Jesus. I'm going to do a LOT more praying in that time. I'm also going to just be more present with my girls. Not with my stupid phone in my hand.

I also love that in Lent some choose to add something - to do something good each day of Lent so I've decided I'm going to do that also. I know it starts tomorrow but I'm still mulling over what that will look like. I'm thinking I might send an encouraging card or note to 40 people during this time.

So if you are my twitter friend - I'll see you after Easter! And I will miss you!!! I really will - I love having y'all to talk to all the time!

What are you doing for Lent?

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