February 16, 2010

40 days

Although my church is not Catholic, it celebrates lent. The purpose of lent is to give something up for 40 days, to draw nearer to God. The past 2 years I did not feel led to participate in lent at all, so I did not.

This time, I feel led to participate in lent by giving up blogging(and its cousin facebook) for 40 days. Ordinarily, I would not go around discussing my lent decision in public, but I did not want you to worry about me or wonder why I vanished off the face of blogland. I don't even know if my church is celebrating lent this year--I am assuming it is, even though I have not heard a word about it. This does not effect my decision though.

If you send me a message via facebook, it will get sent to my email, and I am able to read it directly from my email. And I feel just fine about replying to your message by facebook.

Instead of reading blogs, I plan to read some books:

1) I recently read "Idols of the Heart:Learning to Long for God Alone" by Elyse Fitzpatrick. It's an awesome book that you will kick your tail! In a good way. Thank you for the book mom. I may read it again.

2) I am currently reading "Don't Make Me Count to Three" by Ginger Plowman. I am only in chapter 3 and already love this book! Thanks for lending it to me Angela! You should hear me lecturing my boys "You just wait till I finish this book!"

3) I hear "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan is amazing(and tough) as well. Maybe I shall read it.

4) I am sure there are many other books out there as well!

Oh, giving up blogging for 40 days will be hard for me. Because I love you all even more than broccoli.

Lent starts tomorrow(Feb 17th). I will miss you dearly! For reals!

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