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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Are you observing Lent?

Many Christians around the world, myself included, will begin our observation of Lent tommorow, on Ash Wednesday. This is a period of prayer and reflection during the 40 days leading up to Easter. As a Catholic, I'll keep the traditional fasting from meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays up until Easter.

Many people also give up something else during this time, or, they endeavor to make a positive change in their lives during this time. Since my word for 2008 is SIMPLIFY, I'm trying to figure out a way to incorporate this into my Lenten observation. I'd love to hear how you will be observing the season!


  1. We're observing Lent. We do the fasting, too, and meatless Fridays. As for simplifying, that's my intent. I hope to downsize the amount of time I spend on the computer (it'll be a challenge!). And like in the past, we're also planning to do a daily family rosary. I need to make it to confession, too. Gosh-that's a lot, huh?! lol.

    Thanks for your comments on my baby product post. :)
    Happy Mardi Gras!

  2. We observe lent in our home by abstaining from meat on all Fridays during lent, even though our denomination (United Methodist) does not observe this practice. My hubby and I were both raised not eating meat on Fridays during lent (I was Catholic, he was Episcopalian), so it just seems like the natural path for us to follow.

    Hubby & I also try to do some other self-sacrificing during this time. I have decided to pare down my computer usage, especially during the day & he is beginning a diet & exercise regimen to lose 20 pounds! I hope he can keep it up!

    Finally, as always, my husband and I will be observing our "no food after 8PM on the weekdays" rule, which we've been practicing since back in our dating days. The only exception to this, of course, is if we haven't yet had our dinner-time meal by this time. We just think it is a good way to eliminate some unnecessary food from our diets.

  3. I'm observing Lent and I will take it one step further by not having any meat at all, except for Sundays, during the 40 days. I am also staying away from cookies, cakes and sweets. The most difficult part will be taking time off the computer, no surfing around just for fun, so in 5 minutes from now I'll "do a Cinderella" and slip away...

    I am also adding things to my life during Lent. Like the rosary and confession. I hope to go soon, but I don't know when because I have to cross the border because our pater usually don't do the confessions. I hope to go soon,to get it overwith.*lol* Lots on my mind this year..

    Ooops! Time's out! Take care and God bless!

  4. Hi Amy,
    I have never done Lent. I was raised in the Church of God and now consider myself just a Christian. Don was raised Catholic although he also feels the same as me, just being Christian. I have already given up pop and cutting out a lot of sugars or limiting my sugar intake, but not because of Lent but because of Diabetes LOL!!! I plan on adding exercising which I did 1/2 hour this morning!!! I also want to cut down on computer time. I'd like to incorporate more Jewish holidays into our lives and celebrate the holidays that Jesus would have celebrated when He was here. Also to find a home church.
    God bless,

  5. re simplifying, the methodist church in the UK has an inspiring Lent site this year http://www.buylesslivemore.org.uk

    Each day they suggest a way to buy less and a way to live more, on the web site, or you can sign up to get it by email.


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