Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tis the Season

Lent season is here already. I can't believe it. In all honesty, I never really knew much about Lent until I started my job in Ohio. I grew up "evangelical" Baptist and we didn't follow the traditional church calendar. Obviously, our church doesn't follow it either.

However, it think it is good for my to "prepare" myself for the most important church holiday . . . Easter, so I do take time to ponder and consider "giving up" something for Lent in order to remind myself of sacrifice.

I have been pondering this for weeks now. I still don't know what to give up. A few ideas were, sweets (might be too hard for me to keep), TV (too easy for me to do), Internet (I use it a lot for work and to communicate with family), etc. I'm pondering giving up spending. It would mean just spending money on things that are absolute "needs" . . . like food for example.

If I do choose spending as my sacrifice, I would have to start today. I bought a used juicer and bread machine yesterday on ebay (for AMAZING prices), although those things will hopefully save me money in the long run. Also, I paid for them with money that I had earned by selling other things in our house.

What are things you are sacrificing this Lenten season?


Abby said...

I am cutting down computer time, it is a major time waste for me during nap times when I should be getting other stuff done.

Kayla and Donnie said...

I was thinking about giving up caffeine and alcohol, but I didn't want to be dehydrated all the time. :-)