Okay so we have officially entered the season of Lent. It is a time when we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Death, burial and Resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Traditionally this is a time where people give up something like meat or caffeine or something major like television. One year I gave up carbonated beverages; the most prevalent being PEPSI. That was a tough 40 days. I do not know what I would give up for Lent this year. I choose not to ask people for advice on this subject because I usually get annoyed by people pointing out what they would want to correct in my life. I know I need to give up frivolous television. I would try PEPSI again, but I don't want to. A friend of mine is giving up carbs in his diet. that would eliminate 3.4 fourths of my diet. Which would leave me with very little in my refrigerator that would be consumable. I could also give up Facebook or other electronic wastes of time. None of these seem as beneficial yet.
So instead, I have heard that another tradition for Lent is to take up something new. Either a new discipline or helpful hobby or something that would benefit my whole person. One of my issues in life is keeping people informed about my life. As a missionary one of my duties is updating supporters, and telling those concerned with me and my ministry what is going on and what God is doing in my life. So that brings me to this concept: 40 days of blogging. For each day I will blog once. By Easter Sunday there should be at least 40 blog entries by myself. I cannot guarantee that I will always be articulate or say something profound, although this would be my intent, but I hope it is interesting, and I hope people will at least take time to read it and leave good comments. Perhaps we will all get to know each other a little better and see what God is doing. So I will blog and see what happens. (I will explain the importance of that last statement later)
Tomorrow I will discuss my Ash Wednesday experiences and observations. Until then
Waiting to see what God has in store