Tuesday, February 05, 2008


You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
-1 Peter 2:9 (NRSV)

On this eve of Ash Wednesday(Shrove Tuesday), I sit here and contemplate the next six weeks.
One of my resolutions this year was to read more scripture and be nearer to Him. So thought I would share one with you today.
My religion does not require or realy advocate "giving up something for" Lent, however as I search my faith/spiritual practises don't think it will harm anybody.
So with that said, along with my New Years Resolution named above, I am fasting from chocolate & ice cream. I also want to do some type of exercise daily.
I am trying to rid myself of a few unwanted Christmas holiday pounds so it can't hurt anyway!

Can you even believe it's Ash Wednesday already!


Merci said...

Actually, it's not quite Ash Wednesday yet...IT'S MARDI GRAS! Party tonight, dear!

Molly Malone said...

oh my goodness! i almost forgot. i don't really come from a hardcore Lent tradition either - at least not the sacrifice part - but i always try to give up, or take on, something. now, i've just gotta think what it is!

Zelda Parker said...

I started life with that tradition of giving up something. There are only a few luxuries left now, what would you have me give up? My computer, cell phone? Hummm, how about work? I have been trying to avoid sweeets since the holidays and it seems to be a habitI cannot overcome...yet.
Yesterday was my independence day and the anniversary of my Dad's passing. Alot for one day.

mommanator said...

merci-what did you do? go vote or party/LOL
molly- I didn't have to think very hard!
Zelda-yard work?lol

Kate said...

Lovin' the pink/purple, Mommanator! Is it liturgical by any chance? Or just a nice spring-like colour in the depths of winter? Regardless, it made me smile today....

mommanator said...

Kate- just needed a change, but nice of you to think it liturgical!
My daughter said did you realise it had upside down crosses, I hadn't even noticed?? what is a womean to do!?